Apple's trademark for magnetically-coupled external power adapters that provide power and charge the batteries in portable Macintosh computers including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air

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macbook air early 2008 (original) 13inch: 45 W magsafe charger

here Apple has two slightly different adapters called magsafe L 45W: the first one is recommended for my model, but then on the store they only sell the 2nd one: will this be fully compatible with my ...
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Is it safe to swap the “duckhead” connector from an old power supply to a new MagSafe 2?

Working from home today and I just pulled my macbook pro out to realize that I left the "duckhead" part of my magsafe 2 power supply (85W) sitting on my desk when I left the office last night. I ...
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Is it possible to buy a legal third-party MacBook (Pro) charger?

Apple owns the MagSafe patents - I realize this. On eBay, there are a ton of chargers, but no doubt of dubious origins. Are there any third party creators of chargers? If a company wanted to create a ...
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Splice a 45W MagSafe 2 connector onto an 85W PSU?

I have an unused 45W MacBook Air MagSafe 2 PSU, and an 85W MagSafe 1 PSU that my dog chewed the connector off. I'm wondering if splicing the MagSafe 2 connector onto the 85W PSU would allow a MacBook ...
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What would happen if I use a Macbook Air Powersupply with a 15" MacBook Pro Retina (or vice versa)

My girlfriend has a Macbook Air. The power supply is smaller and lighter than the Pro. It has an output of 14.85V and 3.05Amps. My Pro Retina has a power supply that is 20V and 4.25 Amps. Both ...
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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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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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Explanation for wrong charging wattage / slow charging?

I have a 2013 Retina MBP and a fairly new 85 W Magsafe 2 charger. But when I connect this charger to my Macbook and check in Battery Health, it claims that it is receiving only 49 W. Does anyone ...
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MacBook Pro battery will not charge even though cycle count is below max count

I haven't used my MacBook Pro (Mid 2011 version with non-removable battery) for over 6 months, as I was out of country. Now it only works on power connected and battery won't change. Symptoms I ...
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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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MacBook Pro rapid battery degradation

I recently acquired a second-hand (new, for me) MacBook Pro Retina Mid-2012 model. Also, in the near past, I upgraded it to El Capitan, and it is currently on OS X 10.11.1 (15B42). Last week, it ...
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Is the “Battery Is Not Charging” state harmful?

I have an Early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro. Sometimes I forget my charger and end up using my girlfriend's charger, which is for a 2011 MacBook Air, with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. When I do so, ...
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How hot is it normal for a 45 watt MagSafe Adapter to get during use?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air (13"). Recently, the 45 watt MagSafe Adapter grew extremely hot (painful to touch) and smelled slightly singed while I was using the machine and plugged into the wall. It ...
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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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My Macbook Air's Charger will not charge when plugged in, I've already reset the SMC. I also just got it back from Apple…What can I do?

I've drained my battery looking for the answer to my question even more... please help! The charger works some days. I had found a combination of keys that help turn the light on once, but I can't ...
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Macbook 13" mid 2009 not charging nor starting

I disconnected the battery (A1331) on my Macbook 13" white polycarbonate unibody to install a second SSD in place of the unused DVD. I was also upgrading the RAM, that's why I decided to ignore the ...
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Why doesn't a stripped/cracked MagSafe power cable shock?

Behold, the fate of all (poorly handled) MagSafe power cables: Why doesn't this shock me? I've read that MagSafe cables are low voltage, but I don't even get a tingle. Is there any danger of ...
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MagSafe2 (fake) replaced power cord

My cat obliterated my power cord yesterday. Being a student, spending around 100 euros on a new charger was not an option. So I found a 10-years-experience-in repairing-electronics-company and they ...
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MagSafe 85W weight

I want to find out the (average) weight of a MagSafe 85W adapter, but I could not find anything really useful on the internet. I bought an adapter that weighs about 210 grams, whereas my old one ...
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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 charger behaving strange

I have a Macbook Pro 15 late 2011. The charger has started to act funky the last few days. What happens is that I connect it. Light shows as green on the connector and then switches to orange if it ...
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Can't power on without SMC reset whilst holding power

Grabbed out my old unused White Macbook 13" Mid 2009 (Macbook 5,2) because I'd like to donate it to someone. However, it wouldn't power on or charge (no light on the MagSafe adapter). I worked out ...
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Are Apple's AC Cords for MagSafe (1+2) always the same?

I am getting a customised MacBook Pro Retina and it will have a AC Cord for Britain, but I need one for EU/Germany. So can I easily switch the AC Cord of my MagSafe 2 to a German one? Are these Cords ...
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85W MagSafe adapter has stopped working

Yesterday I noticed that my 85W MagSafe adapter had stopped working. I usually leave it plugged in constantly to my MacBook Pro (but not constantly on at the switch). The LED on the plug that ...
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Is something on the IO logic board burnt or..?

yesterday, i plugged my macbook pro to charge, and my magsafe charger got a little burn where it connects to the magsafe charger (wall->magsafe). Now my macbook pro won't charge, no light, no nothing, ...
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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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Is there any danger to my devices in testing possibly-bad cables?

I've been cleaning out my room lately, and in the process I've dug out several cables, both MagSafe and Lightning, in various states of disrepair. I want to plug them into my devices to see if they ...
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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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Lost the plug for my MagSafe 2 adapter, can I get it at Apple authorized repair sites?

I lost the plug (duckhead) of my MagSafe 2 adapter, I know some people sell them on eBay, though I do not know if they are genuine/safe to use. Is it possible to buy them at Apple authorized repair ...
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How can I clean a MagSafe power port on my MacBook Air

There appears to be a few small metallic fragments clinging to the magnet around the port where the MagSafe power connecter attaches to my MacBook Air. I can still get the cord to (mostly) seat, ...
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MacAir charger goes on and off randomly

I have a charger (60 W) for my MacAir. However, it doesn't work properly. If my laptop is not on fully charged (say, I was working with it for a while on the battery) and when I plug in the charger, ...
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MacBook unibody 2010 will not charge reliably

I have a 2010 MacBook unibody (the white one, not the Pro) and I have been having all sorts of trouble with it. While I have most of the other problems figured out, there is one that keep persisting ...
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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 to make MagSafe2 charger stronger

I used to have a L shaped MagSafe charger for my 2010 MBA. Now I have my 2015 MBP I now need to use the T shaped MagSafe2 charger. The only issue is because the angle the wire is on the connecter (and ...
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Shocking? - MacBook stubby earthed charger UK

I have no idea why. But apple have not earthed the stubbly plug for the macbook pro transformer. So on the short lead the only way the charger is earthed is when I touch it or the macs unibody which ...
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Power adapter connection issues

Lately, my Magsafe power adapter has not been connecting properly: The wires are not worn out as I take good care of them The issue happens when I try to connect my power adapter to my computer The ...
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Thunderbolt dock statation power charging

There are two types of dock stations on the market: Docks use external MagSafe adapter to charge MBP. (MagSafe should be bought additional from Apple). Docks with only Thunderbolt connection to ...
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Strange Macbook 13 Retina MagSafe port problem

My Macbook Pro 13 Retina only charges (charger lights up and charges) if FIRST I plug the charger to the macbook THEN I join the metal part of the charger cable (see pictures). If I do it the other ...
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After using fake charger with my Macbook Pro Retina 13, an original new one won't light up

I bought by mistake a fake MagSafe 2 charger for my Macbook Pro 13 Retina. After using it for around a month I decided to pay more and buy the original one for the sake of my battery health. After ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge

My MacBook Air won't charge, the MagSafe doesn't even have that green or red orange light and when it does it isn't very bright. The Battery Icon on the upper right corner indicates not charging. ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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Which chargers to buy for a charging station?

To make a charging station effective, it needs to be able to charge all recent Apple laptops. As you know, Apple chargers are not cheap. So, we'd like to buy as few chargers as possible. Given this ...
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1st Gen MacBook Air Charger: Will it work with Late 2010 MBA?

The original MacBook Air's charger looks a little different than the L-connector MagSafe 1 that the later gen Macbook Air's have. Here's the first gen: It looks like the actual plug interface is ...
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MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal

I experienced this behavior two days ago (My MacBook Air is late 2011 version (4.2): I can still power up my Mac, with or without MacSafe charger connected Battery is not charging There is no light. ...
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Is it okay to use the cord from a Magsafe adapter with a different wattage?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air. The original Magsafe cord was getting flimsy, so I cut the old cord, got a spare one from eBay and soldered it to the power adapter. However, I realised the wattage rating ...
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Can I use a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13“ charger with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13” with the MagSafe Adapter?

I bought a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" but eventually upgraded to a newer Retina Late 2013 13" model. I'd like to get another charger, but I'm curious if I could use the old charger that came with ...
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MacBook Pro stopped working, won't turn on, MagSafe adapter blinking green

I was working on MacBook Pro (2012), the battery was full and the MagSafe adapter light was green. When I connected an iPhone USB cable, the MacBook Pro immediately went black (it shut off without ...
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Magsafe 1 Charger to Replace Magsafe 2 Charger

My current Magsafe 2 charger broker, and I was wondering if my other Magsafe 1 charger can replace this Magsafe 2 charger?
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Options for Replacing 60w Magsafe Power Supply

For the second time in four weeks I've had to re-solder the mag safe cord back on to the power supply. This time, unlike the first, the cord broke on the negative terminal on the circuit board itself. ...
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Using 45W Power Adapter with MacBook Pro Retina 15

I would like to know if I am able to use a 45W MagSafe Power Adapter in my MacBook Pro Retina 15 with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Adapter. I am normally using the original one (85W MagSafe 2 Power ...