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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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Turn off USB power on OS X/Mac Mini

I have a need to turn USB power off (and on) using a script or a piece of software. Ideally it should be possible to turn each port off/on separately, but also turning power off/on from all ports at ...
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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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iOS BLE Low Energy Power/Current consumption issue (in connected state)

Background – A BLE LE device acting as a peripheral is “connected” to an iOS9 app in the background acting in a central role. We have ability to measure the current consumed by the BLE LE device. ...
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What is the maximum safe current for Mac Pro PSU?

I regularly put my 2010 Mac Pro under pretty heavy usage, maxing out the 12 core CPUs and GTX Titan Black. I can monitor the voltage and current using iStat Menus, but I'm looking for a specification ...
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OK to power off Apple TV (4th gen) at the mains when not in use?

I've just given an Apple TV (4th gen) to a relative, who is in the habit of powering off the whole TV system (TV, DVD player, stereo etc) when it isn't in use. Is it OK to: remove power from the ...
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Any way to turn on the reduced power mode a macbook uses under battery power, but while plugged into a power adapter?

I have an external battery rigged up for my MBP. It goes through the magsafe adapter. The battery is about twice the capacity of the internal battery. The problem is, the macbook thinks it is ...
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iMac 27' powering off without reason

I have been the owner of an iMac 27' for the past 3 years. I have had the problem of the machine automatically powering off (for no reason at all) since almost day 1. After trying everything, ...
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Is there an alternative to hiding an application that will reduce the performance demand?

I'm just wondering if there is an alternative to hiding an application, that can reduce the performance demand of a program. I'm curious because I use blender from steam, but steam won't close unless ...
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At how many battery cycles should I consider replacing my battery?

My battery has become quite a pain in the neck recently, It's not lasting much more than about 2 or 3 hours and that's usually just using basic programs like chrome or pages etc. It's difficult for me ...
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MBP 2010 15" won't boot without disconnecting power and battery

My MBP 2010 will only power-up if I disconnect power and battery, and then only connect power. When I shut it down, it'll only power up again if I remove the power first for >10 seconds. I've tried ...
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MacBook Air won't power on, except I remove the battery and plug it back in (SMC reset?) - sleep works

I have a bizarre problem with my 2012 MacBook Air 13": At some point, a couple of weeks ago, it suddenly stopped turning on. The battery would charge, but pressing the power-button just wouldn't have ...
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How to drawn power from a lightning connector?

I'm working on an iPhone accessory that needs to grab power from a lightning connector. Something like the lightning-to-USB cable, but I'd like to do that on a DIY way :) The problem is that, ...
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Can I charge my battery with a higher wattage charger than what came with device

Will it hurt my battery to use a 12w charger instead of a 10w that came with my iPad Air 2. iPhone charger says 12w can I use this on my iPad air2
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How can I SMC Reset with this issue?

Okay so my friend gave me his old mid-2010 MacBook Pro. It has an aftermarket battery in it, the first one died and after his friend put the aftermarket one in it never started. I did the cycle where ...
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mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" won't recognize new adapter

I recently bought a new power adapter off Amazon, and it worked with my mid-2014 MBP at work and my colleague's mid-2014 MBP, but not my mid-2012 MBP Retina 15" (which, frustratingly, it was bought as ...
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Is there a way to get live power usage

I'd like to monitor how much power is being used by my Mac. The tools I've found so far either list the maximum power (85W for my laptop charger) or the processor's usage (Intel's Power Gadget). I'd ...
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Macbook Air recognizes battery while starting, but later says “no battery available” (battery icon X)

I spilled a full glass of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Air 11" mid-2011 (running OS X Mavericks). After drying everything out, etc., here's what happens when I start the laptop: It has to be ...
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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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Macbook pro never goes to sleep

I got a brand new mid-2015 macbook pro 15", OSX 10.11.3. Display never turns off even it is configured to turn off after 10 mins in power adapter AND in battery mode. Screen saver (aerial) stays ...
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Battery not charging? (Even after SMC reset)

So, I've seen a couple topics like this that already exist, but none solved my problem. I plug in my charge to my 13-Inch MacBook Air, Early 2015, and the LED light did not turn on, and the battery ...
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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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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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Make Mac boot upon plugging in power

I have a MacBook and I'd like it to boot automatically upon plugging it into a power source. Is there a way to do this?
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How to disable the “this cable or accessory is not certified” message on iPhone?

The message "this cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" pops up whenever I use a 3rd party USB cable for it. It's really annoying, because then I'd have to ...
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iMac will not boot up with built-in LCD connected, but will boot without it

When I press the power button on my iMac (Early 2008 24" A1225 EMC2211 MB325LL/A) it begins to start up, but halfway through the start chime it loses all power and needs to be unplugged before the ...
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Can a 3.7 Watt LiPo battery trigger the charging symbol on an iPhone?

I am trying to use a 3.7 Volt 1 Amp (so it's 3.7 Watts) Lithium Polymer battery to charge or at least trigger the charging symbol on an iPhone 5. I have charged the battery fully using the Lithium ...
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Power button, keyboard not functional after thermal place replacement (MacBook Pro 13, Late 2011)

After some searching on the internet, I have been struggling to reconnect the keyboard to the MacBook Pro after taking out the logic board to replace the aging thermal paste. I was following the ...
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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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Mac does not automatically restart when power is re-applied after `shutdown -hu now`

I want to have a Mac Mini automatically boot when power is applied, as I cannot conveniently reach its power button, because it resides inside an art installation, where the power will be shut down ...
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Pinout and specs on 150W Cinema Display A1098 power supply?

I've inherited a 30" Apple Cinema Display. It's in great condition except for one thing: no power supply. I could pay $150+ for a used power supply on eBay, but -- with my past life as a ...
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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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How to eliminate noise on iPad analog/headphone output?

I'm a musician with a home studio. I've been wanting to incorporate my iOS devices (iPad 3, iPad mini retina, and iPhone 4s) into my music making for years, but only recently have synchronization and ...
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If I buy a power adapter from the online Australian Apple Store, will it match Australian outlets?

I want a power adapter for a MacBook Air that matches Australian outlets (without a separate adapter). It seems reasonable that if I buy such a thing from http://www.apple.com/au, it will have the ...
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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 Boots only with a pressed key

I'm having a bizarre issue with my early 2011 Macbook 15'. I grabbed it today without battery power só the first thing I diz was to plug the MagSafe adapter. Afterwards I pressed the power button. It ...
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Use caffeinate to prevent sleep on lid close on battery

The native caffeinate utility is not working to prevent my macbook from sleeping when I close the display. Instead, the system sleeps and various network services ( VPN, screenshares, VOIP calls, ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Battery Not Charging

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) 13" unibody and having issues with a battery that is not charging. Here are the specifics: Battery is not charging Magsafe light not illuminating at all Macbook is ...
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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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Is it safe to discharge my body's static electricity onto my MacBook Pro?

Often in the winter (low humidity), getting up from and sitting down onto the seat at my desk, or taking off a jacket, and such will build up a static electric charge on my body. Sometimes I don't ...
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iPad 2, IOS 8.x, power issues, freezes when screen turns off

My iPad 2 64GB non 3G has stopped working and need help diagnosing what component is broken. When I would click the power button to turn the screen off or let it auto-lock after 2 or so minutes, I ...
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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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Current power consumption [duplicate]

Is there a way to know the current (or average power consumption) on OS X (a Mac Mini without battery). Preferred would be a command line tool but anything is OK.
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MacBook power cable with mounting holes

my question is, if there is MacBook power cable with mounting holes. I think better picture than thousand words, I mean this power cable end: with mounting holes, somehow like this:
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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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power status of MBP 13" (Early 2015)

I have the hibernate mode set to 25 but I think the laptop is not hibernating when I close the lid. In earlier versions of MBP there used to be a LED light available on the right-hand side of the ...
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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 ...