Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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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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iPhone 4S 64GB not charging unless switched off

My iPhone is simply not charging unless I switch it off while it is already plugged in. I suspect it to be a software problem, as when its off it charges. Windows does not seem to recognize the device ...
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Using a high current car charger while using a power intensive application - is more better?

I'm very much aware that my iPhone 5 will only use up to 5W for charging - no matter what charger is being used. However, I've had an experience that makes me think that it's not as simple as this if ...
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How to charge iPad with one or more USB devices connected?

I use my iPad with lightning power cable, to execute live theater lights show through an ArtNet server to DMX dimmers signals in Wi-Fi. I need to connect two USB devices to it, one keyboard and one ...
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Phone gets really hot in certain spot when charging?

My iPhone 4s keeps getting really really hot in the top right corner when i start charging it. Its mainly along the top, near the turn off button, all down the right side, and near the camera on the ...
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MagSafe blinks orange, off, green, orange, off, green, orange

While charging my MagSafe blinks orange, then turns off for a second, turns green, and then goes orange, then turns off, and then green, and then orange again. While going off, my MacBook Pro doesn't ...
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MagSafe 2 frequently broken

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), once in a longer period of time my MagSafe 2 adapter simply fries. Just a minute ago I fried the third MagSafe 2 adapter in three years time. It occurs with ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect power supply

My MacBook Pro (early 2009) doesn't detect when the power supply is connected and doesn't charge. It behaves as if the power supply was not connected to the MBP. It has 56% battery left and runs fine ...
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My Macbook Pro says I'm connected to a power source even when unplugged

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 (Macbook 7,1) that is acting a bit weird. The battery status always says I'm connected to a power source even when the charger is unplugged. The battery still discharges, ...
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iPhone 5c charger works in wall but not in computers?

My second charger did work in my computer and then one day just would not. It still worked in the wall perfectly fine. I wanted to sync it though so I went ahead and bought a new one. It worked in my ...
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Estimating battery life remaining while charging in OS X

Retina Macbook Pro's battery life is amazing, and it is handy having an accurate estimate of how much longer it will last on the remaining charge, in hours and minutes. While charging however, it ...
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Disparity between “Charge remaining” and “Full Charge Capacity” on relatively new MacBook Pro?

I have the latest retina MacBook Pro. While looking at some statistics, I saw the following: My computer is currently on 100% charge (charger is plugged in), and it seems odd that the difference is ...
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Prevent Mac(bookpro) form sleeping while iPhone charges

I charge my iPhone by plugging it in my MBP. Until recently, if I closed my MBP when my iPhone was already connected, my phone kept charging. If you plugged it in when my MBP was already in sleepmode, ...
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iPhone does not react to charger unless turned off

I have my iPhone 5S for less than a week. I have charged it fully only once. Cable, charger and phone are new and from the box. When I connect it to the USB charger it does not display the lighting ...
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iPad 4 not charging solution with usb 3.0 dual ports Y adapter

Just recently picked up an iPad 4. Saw that it specifies "not charging" when plugged into the usb port. Saw that it is a common issue due to usb power. I have usb 3.0 ports on my desktop so I tried ...
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Charger works on Computers but not in the car?

I bought a new charging cable for my iPod the other day. I used it to plug my iPod into my laptop and it works just fine. However, I plugged it into the radio transmitter in my car (which is itself ...
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iPhone does not charge with Mac Pro or PC USB ports

Looking at: After updating to iOS 6, iPhone will not charge from Mac Pro USB ports I rebooted iPhone few times, changed cables, machines (PC/Mac) etc., but still unable to charge the phone.
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How do you clean a Lightning port?

I've got an iPhone 6+ that's started to develop difficulties charging, meaning that the cable has to be seated just right or else it won't charge or connect to the computer. A quick look with a ...
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2011 Macbook Pro won't boot unless I SMC reset and do a combination of attaching battery and charger

From what I read, on this model of MacBook, an SMC reset is done by removing the battery and holding the power button down for 5 seconds with no charger or battery attached. I tried the other method ...
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What is a possible non-jailbreak way to trick an iPhone into thinking it is being charged even though nothing is plugged in?

Does anybody know a trick to make an iPhone 5 make that charging sound and have that green battery icon appear, but not actually charge or have anything plugged in? I need it as a demonstration for a ...
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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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iphone 6 crashes and needs plugging into charger to restart

The phone repeatedly crashes as if the battery is out of power and wont restart unless I attach it to the charger. When it restarts it indicates that it is over 90% charged already. I've re-set the ...
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13" mid 2007 Macbook, battery / power supply issue (white, A1181 model)

So, I have mistreated my macbook somewhat and would like to repair the damage. The problem is, there is "no battery supply", the icon at the top bar is a battery with a cross through it. There are ...
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Macbook Pro logic board getting no voltage

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Logic Board: 820-3476 I have been doing testing on my logic board with the board removed from the computer and just plugging in the charger. I had an ...
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Can a 15" Retina MBP running 10.11 (El Capitan) determine if the attached power source is using a MagSafe adapter?

I have a first generation 15" Retina MBP. Recently there have been times when it runs out of power even though I'm plugged in. I have tracked it down to charging being intermittent if anything but a ...
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Cooling for iPhone 6

I have a wireless charger pad and receiver that I have inside my case. When it charges it generated a lot of heat in excess. The of is built into the bottom of my table, so the phone is on a flat ...
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Which is better “keeping the battery on charge” or “unplugging whenever it's fully charged”?

As the title says : Which is a better practice for a healthier battery life, keeping the battery on charge while working or my desk OR unplugging whenever it's fully charged ? I'm talking about a ...
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Mac adapter 60W weird behavior/not charging

I have a macbook retina pro that I bought from the USA and using in India. My magsafe 2 adapter 60W has recently stopped detecting. I can feel the current and the ground noise in the laptop but the ...
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plug in charger when using OR charge it when low battery

I am working in an office for 8 hours a day. And I am using a macbook pro retina 2015 during that 8 hours for work. What habit should I be use to treat the battery better. There are two choices for ...
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Apple 5W adapters, US-to-UK adapters, and blown fuses

Disclaimer: this problem involves apple products, but they might only play an auxiliary role. I recently moved to the UK from the US, and I bought a portable Innogie batter charger for when I was ...
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iPod Shuffle won't charge or show up, no charging light

I've got one of the older iPod shuffles (the kind that's about the size of two quarters side by side) and for a good while it charged and read perfectly fine on my MacBook, but then it started to get ...
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iPad won't charge…at all

My iPad is updated to the latest OS - but it suddenly died. It had been charging overnight, but it shows only the white apple logo on a black background. I have re-booted countless times. I have ...
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Charging Issue on iPhone 5S

My iPhone 5S restarts by itself at least once while charging. Am I having software or hardware issue in this case?
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Ipad won't keep charge long enough to update through itunes

So recently my sons iPad mini has gotten itself stuck in an infinite boot at the apple logo. I'd hate to have to factory reset it and lose all of his recent photos, so I'm trying to update it through ...
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My iPhone won't charge and keeps getting really hot?

I have an IPhone 4S and today i dropped it by accident. It didn't fall from a very big hight, about 20cm off the ground. There was no visible damage, except for the fact that it had run out of battery ...
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Iphone 5 Constant Battery Problem (After replacing it 4 times)

I bought an iphone 5 when it first came out. It worked perfectly fine for about a year, then the battery started to really lose its capacity, it would last only a couple hours, as time passed it ...
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Apple cinema display magsafe doesn't charge my MacBookPro

After last Yosemite update (10.10.5) I've seen something strange. I usually connect my macPro to my Apple thunderbolt display and the battery is charging correctly. I noticed a couple of time this: ...
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MacBook Air Won't turn on

I've had this MacBook for only about a week and I'm having issues with the fan speed, battery percentage, keyboard back-light and now it won't switch on. I was was having issues with the trackpad and ...
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iPad mini 2 stopped charging

My iPad has suddenly stopped charging. Or rather, it fails to show the "thunder" near the battery while charging. Also it charges much slower than before (usually it takes more than 15 minutes to ...
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iPhone 5 only charges with third party car charger

After last night my iPhone would detect that the phone was plugged in to a wall or laptop but would not actually charge. I tried updating to iOS8 and cleaned the port with a toothbrush and a paper ...
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Why does my Iphone charge when its hooked on my computer, but doesn't when hooked to any other bud/outlet?

When I hook my phone up to my computer, it charges fine, but when I tried to hook it to other outlets with different buds, it doesn't charge (it says it does but in reality it doesn't). I would like ...
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MagSafe light turns out orange after few seconds

Is it normal for MagSafe to have orange light (not directly to be green light) 3-4 seconds after plugged to outlet ? I'm a bit nervous with this matter as I've just bought a new mbp after my ...
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how do I charge my iPad after totall drained battery

MI iPad totally drained go to charge and icon battery with one red bar shows for a few then apple icon shows for a few then screen blacks and process goes again. Will not hold enough charge to do ...
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Mac Air battery replaced, recognized, but not charging

So I attempted to replace my Mac Air battery myself. Swapped it out just fine, screwed things all back in place. Problems: It's recognizing the battery in the System Preferences>Power display, but ...
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MBP not charging despite SMC reset

Late 2008 Macbook pro4,1, "Battery not Charging", steady green led. Battery seems fine, and is after market but won't charge. It worked well a week ago before not being used over the long weekend. ...
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How do I fast charge my non-Apple device from a Macbook Pro?

I've got a Macbook Pro (Early 2011). I know that Apple devices (like an iPad) can request additional current over the USB standard 500 mA (1, 2). Surely we can fool these ports into providing ...
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Does the 12 W adapter charge the Watch faster than the 5 W adapter?

As options for power adapters for the Watch, the Apple Store offers both 5 W and 12 W USB power adapters. Is there a difference in how fast these adapters charge the Watch?
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Calculating battery capacity (in mAh not percentage) without removing battery

Phone batteries wear out over time, having less and less capacity to store energy. The iPhone keeps a counter of battery cycles or charges, but this does not speak to the issue of battery capacity. ...
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Charger Help what do i do?

My brother just bought this iPhone 4 (black) online from eBay and for a month it was perfectly fine. Then he gave it to me and on my third day with it, it wouldn't charge when I woke up. The phone is ...
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Lenovo B50 touch USB port won't connect to iPhone

Ever since I bought the laptop in mid-February, it won't connect to my iPhone 4. I've tried all three ports with three different cords and they won't connect (except for the last one made by ...