Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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How to differentiate original and fake Apple 5W USB power adapter A1400 / MD813ZM/A?

I did receive a European 5 watt USB charger model A1400 that claims to be from Apple. The charger even claims to be designed by Apple in California and made in China. Possibly by "Salcomp". The "made ...
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Will it damage my iPad if I use an iPhone charger to charge it?

I have the opposite issue of this question: Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger? I want to use my iPhone charger (plugged directly into main electricity) to charge my iPad. I've noticed ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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iPhone 5C taking >25 minutes to charge from a dead battery from <8 hours ago

I have an iPhone 5C, and I left it in the charger for >25 minutes to recover from a dead battery within the last 8 hours. It will not turn on. The charger works. It can charge another iPhone (6 Plus). ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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Will my 14.5V USB-C charger destroy my 9.7 inch iPad Pro?

The charger is the one for the MacBook (29W) and the iPad is the 9.7 inch Pro. Can they be used together without damaging the iPad battery?
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
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Iphone 5c acknowledges that its plugged in but wont charge after replacing charging dock

I hope that it is just a cable that is not plugged in properly and i wont have to take it apart again, but i removed the old charging dock that includes the microphone, headphone jack and the usb ...
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Can a 2015 Macbook Air MagSafe 2 charging cable be filed down to work with a 2009 Macbook Pro?

The title pretty much says it all. I ordered a MagSafe 2 charger before realizing my MacBook Pro uses the Original MagSafe plug. After looking at both plugs, it appears the MagSafe 2 plug would fit ...
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iPhone 5s discharges when connected to MacBook while MacBook is charging

MacBook Air connected to charger and is fully charged. iPhone 5s connected to MacBook Air and battery in iPhone discharges instead of charging. How can I troubleshoot this?
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OS X El Capitan High Kernel CPU while charging [duplicate]

I'm running OS X version 10.11.5 on macbook pro Late 2013. Have tried Resetting SMC & Resetting NVRAM but it doesn't help. Kernel_tasks takes 100%+ cpu during charging and room temperature is ...
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Apple Watch charger not charging

I have an Apple Watch Sport. Today I tried using a car port to charge my Watch. However, it does not work. I used the same charger and port yesterday and it worked fine. Why is my Apple Watch not ...
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Macbook Pro Retina – “Battery Is Not Charging”

My Retina MacBook Pro is currently on 4% battery power, but when I plug it in, the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and ...
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Macbook will say it's charging, but it's not

I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's ...
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iPad 3 Charging Error

My iPad 3 was not charging or turning on. I plugged it in for a while and then held Home & Power for 45 seconds. I was able to connect it to iTunes through my iMac and thought all was OK. I ...
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Is this MacBook Pro charger safe to use?

I happen to accidentally jam my charger in between a few moving objects and this was, unfortunately, the resut. Is this still safe to use? Are there any risks to continuing using assuming it will ...
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Faulty magsafe 2 diagnosis

I found a Magsafe 2 60W power adapter in the electronics trash and I would like to find out where it's fault is. I am pretty sure I can handle most of the common repairs on the chargers. I am asking, ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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MacBook Pro charging tip [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a Mac Book Pro Retina, I'm going to use it mostly at home and when needed I'll take it to my workplace, and so forth. I know it does not have a removable battery, so I'm wondering ...
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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My iPhone Won't Charge!

I have an iPhone 6 and I've been using it for around 6 months now. It has never ever fell on the ground or in water so I don't understand. My problem is, my iPhone just won't charge. Here are the ...
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Two iPhone users update their devices to the newest iOS version and have their phones fried

Hello Apple Stack Exchange Community! I run a local computer and phone repair shop, and I've run into something I haven't seen before. Two of my past clients, both who take meticulous care of their ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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MacBook Air 2012 won't charge or boot

I have a Mid 2012 11" MacBook Air that won't charge or boot. I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. I have researched this and have done everything from ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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Debugging charging problem with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (unibody late 2008 15") A few weeks ago the charger was causing hassle and eventually the connector came loose. The MacBook eventually lost power. Then, I asked my friend for ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15'' Late 2013 Stoppped Charging

Related questions here and here. Hi everyone. This is what happened to me: I was giving a class, in a 200 people auditorium, and there were lots of power extensions and cables for everyone to ...
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My iPod 5th Gen won't turn on

I have an iPod Touch 5th gen and I use a cheap £1 charger to charge it up. Recently my iPod ran out of battery so I plugged it in using the charger and the iPod was completely unresponsive. I tried ...
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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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can't charge iPhone 5s from computer any more

For some reason I can't charge my iPhone 5s on my computer any longer. I used to be able to charge it, but it doesn't work now. I charges okay from the wall outlet using the same USB cable. Maybe ...
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Can not charge iPhone 5 from Macboook after Mavericks upgrade

I have a Macbook and usually have it plugged into power. I then connect iPhone 5 via USB port to charge the iPhone - it has worked for 3 years. I updated my software to Mavericks last week and now ...
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iPad mini charging problems

What I have experienced about charging problems is that it is mostly because the cable is not genuine and for that reason the message "not charging" appears even though it is charging anyway. It is no ...
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iPhone 5S not charging after iOS 9.3.1 update

I recently update my iPhone 5s from iOS9.2.1 to iOS 9.3.1. After the update I can't charging. When I connect Cable which comes with iPhone, it displays error message "This cable or accessory is not ...
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Can I (or should I) use a MacBook charger on my iPhone?

I recently got a MacBook with the USB-C charger. It comes with a 29-watt power brick, and I was wondering if I should use this to charge my iPhone. I've heard that the iPad power brick (I think 10 ...
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How can I charge my iPhone without waking up my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (10.7.3) and an iPhone 4 (5.1). When I'm trying to conserve outlets, I charge my iPhone at night by plugging it directly into my computer. If my computer is asleep with the lid ...
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Apple Lightning connector receptacle

I would like to design my own Apple power case which will have a male Lightning port for supplying extra power and a female Lightning receptacle for charging the battery much like the design show ...
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iPhone 5s Battery

Ok here's the breakdown: I just bought an iPhone 5s from a girl on the Internet. It wasn't in perfect condition but nothing was wrong to make it not run good. I was only on the phone for about 20 ...
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Is it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with a simple European plug adapter?

I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it: When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other ...
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Is the Lightning connector safe for my children?

Having an Apple Lightning connector cable beside my bed to charge my iPhone 6 at night, I asked myself whether the cable is safe for my three-years-old kids? I.e. having the cable dangling without an ...
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Severe performance issues with my Macbook Pro Retina 13 - mid 2014

A few weeks ago I bought a used Macbook Pro Retina and I've been having severe issues with it since. The first thing I did when I bought it was to upgrade from whatever version of OSX it was using to ...
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iPod Classic only charges from computer, not from AC adaptor

I have an old iPod Classic (80 GB) which works fine; but I can only charge it via USB from a computer, and not from an official Apple AC adaptor. I have tried all the usual tricks found on other sites ...
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What are the specifications of the battery inside a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

The Apple website has the following information about the battery: Built-in 74.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz I need exact ...
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I've changed my iPhone 3g battery, but it's stuck on 61%

Hey guys I did a search and couldn't find anything that really suited my situation. I recently changed my iPhone battery, the phone turns on and the battery decrease immediately. It decreased 1% ...
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How do you ascertain that the battery drain in an iPhone is software related

So, my iPhone 6 Plus battery has been draining very badly. Whereas I used to get over a day on a single 100% charge, I barely make it half a day now. Even the charging in takes whole night even on a ...
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What's the best way to prolong the lifespan of a Macbook Pro battery?

I have two Mac book Pros: A 2013 Unibody retina that I use every day An older 2006 model with removable battery that I use a couple of times a month (when not in use, it's not connected to the AC. ...
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Where does iPhone store information about current battery percentage?

I wonder how is it exactly with the calculation of the battery percentage: from 100% down the software calculates which resources were used and for how long and thus it approximates the current ...