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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 (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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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 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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iMac sounds like it's starting up then shutting down immediately

I have an iMac. Since yesterday, it has been making sounds where it seems like a hard drive is starting up then shutting down immediately. However, that can't be possible of course because the ...
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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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No Batteries Available ?-How to Check battery health on MacBook Pro early 2011

A few days ago, I went on vacation and unplugged power cable from my MacBook Pro 13' early 2011 and then I got back home, the battery was not detected by OS and didn't charge. I then understood that I ...
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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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USB Devices Disabled when no devices are connected

using iMac 5K OS 10.10.3 When there are no USB devices connected to iMac, it keeps showing this. I tried SMC resetting, booting through Safe Mode, and nothing is working to make this alert go away. ...
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How to prevent MacBook Pro from sleeping with turned off external display?

I have two displays connected to my MacBook Pro Retina 2015, running 10.10. It is connected to power, so it will not sleep once I close the lid. However, if I am doing long during calculations over ...
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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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MacBook Pro - Only runs while MagSafe charger connected

My 2013 MacBook Pro only runs while the MagSafe power charger is connected. Model Number: A1425 (EMC 2672) When the charger is disconnected system immediately powers off (no shutdown). MagSafe ...
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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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My (unbroken) iPhone won't turn on!

I have an iPhone 5. The only issue it's had is that the battery life wasn't so great as it once was... until now. Earlier the battery went flat and it switched to this screen Totally normal. So I ...
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Battery cannot charge fully

I replaced battery on my MBA mid 2011 (A1369). Here is the report by coconut(the same appears in system report): I bought no name battery from china and changed it personally (here they ask about ...
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Is it possible to charge my MacBook Air from a powerbank?

I recently bought a powerbank that has two USB outlets. It's great for charging my phone and iPad. Is it possible to charge my MacBook Air from the powerbank? If it's not possible to do this "out of ...
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What wattage of passthrough charging does the Lighting port enable for MFi devices?

I understand that with the "Made For iPhone" (MFi) program, you can do passthrough charging/powering. What wattage does this support?
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Can I unplug my Mac mini from power once it's in hibernate mode?

Suppose I want to work on my Mac mini here, reach a certain point in my work, then put it in hibernate mode and unplug the power. From what I understand the hibernate mode will save the status of the ...
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How to turn MacBook Air 2015 on if the power button is broken and I don't have tools to remove battery?

The power button on my macbook air 2015 is not functional and I don't have the correct screwdriver to open the back up and take out the battery. Is it possible to turn the laptop on without having to ...
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Fixing Mac Mini that uses 10x normal power in sleep mode

When I return to my Mac Mini in the morning, the case is warm to the touch, even though at that point it's been sleeping for hours with the display off. According to ...
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MacBook Pro wouldn't charge but Apple ASP say it does

I had an issue that my MacBook Pro wouldn't charge (the LED on the charger didn't light up either) so Apple directly sent me out a replacement charger which also wouldn't change it (also same as the ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2011 logging itself out after a period of inactivity

when I am not using it, at some point, every day, my MBP tries to log out on its own. When I 'wake it up' I can see message windows about "applications aborting logout", obviously because some ...
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How can I avoid my MacBook Pro giving me minor shocks?

The aluminum Macbook Pro gives a mild shock when connected to a wall socket and charging. It only happens when I'm, for example, not wearing shoes or slippers and my feet are resting on the ground ...
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MBP randomly waking from sleep/hibernation

I Have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro. For many months I've been running a version of Yosemite without issues, but I just upgraded to 10.10.5 this week. I think I was running 10.10.3 before but I don't ...
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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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How to fix a Macbook Pro (late 2013 model) with liquid damage?

I bought a refurbished 13" Macbook Pro (late 2013 model retina) from the Apple store website in Sept 2014. It worked great till last month, when I had some water leak out in backpack and get through ...
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Taking care of your Mac (put into a sleep or shutting down)

I have read this article but I would also like to know what are your thoughts and opinions on that point. I have my MPB with 16GB RAM and SSD drive. I would like to put my Mac into sleep rather than ...
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Why do I feel 'electricity' when bridging my macbook and a double insulated charger?

Let me set the scene: Macbook with metal case plugged into the wall with 3 pronged plug iPhone is plugged into an iPad charger with 2 prongs When I touch both my iPhone and the case of my macbook ...
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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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iPad won't turn on after being drained [duplicate]

What if my iPad didn't turn on after battery drain? I did all the steps but it still didn't work. Is it already damaged or can I recover it on an Apple Store?
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Battery is not charging despite SMC reset

I have a problem with charging of my Battery which has been appeared last night. It was working perfectly well for a long time. All of my friends who had different laptops were so jealous at my ...
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MacBook Pro 13' Power cord

I use a 6 outlet adapter on my wall outlet. Since it's on the wall, it gets loose sometimes. This morning I pushed it in, while my power cord was plugged into it and the the power cord was plugged ...
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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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How to avoid external display going off after I unplug a MacBook from the AC Power?

When I have my MacBook Pro 10.10 connected to the AC Power my external display connected through HDMI works fine. As soon I disconnect the MacBook from the AC Power and start running on battery, my ...
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iPod 5 charger isn't working! What do I do?

I have A ipod 5. Every time I go to charge it with a dynex or apple charger it doesn't charge. The bar stays red for over an hour. I'm thinking that I have a short in my charger. I don't know what to ...
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MBP 15" early 2011 shuts down after login without power cord

Update #1: I uninstalled gfxcardstatus. Now the only times it shuts down instantly are when I initially log in (tried on user with Filevault and one without), and when I log out from one user ...
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No power through USB for Roland A-49

I just plugged my Roland A-49 to my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 2.3 GHz). The MIDI keyboard would have its power supplied via USB, but it has no power. The specification says it needs 98 mA current, which ...
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Problem loading iPhone on voltage converter (12 V <-> 230 V)

A few days ago I had a very strange problem. First, the iPhone 4S was attached to a car radio and it was loading an hour long, but the battery charge level only increased by one percent! It was hot ...
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Is there any danger/risk in leaving my iMac G5 turned off and disconnected for long periods of time?

As the title states, is there any danger in leaving my iMac G5 (Later 2005 model) turned off and disconnected from a power outlet for long periods of time? I will be traveling for roughly 1 month ...
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can I splice power for a iPhone 5s into a lightning cable?

Algebra! yay! DJ + iPhone 5S + DJ Controller with 30-Pin (hardwired) + Apple 30-Pin to Lightning Adaper = A bumpin' party minus enough power to keep the controller running and connected to the phone ...
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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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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 ...