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Why am I told to “Connect to a power source” for best results when installing/updating software?

I've experienced this when installing or updating a number of applications, most recently Logic Pro X. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Lots of weird stuff happening today

So I'll just list the symptoms I've experienced in the last few hours, so far I can't seem to find a pattern, suffice to say the macbook is virtually unusable for my purposes. It's a 2010 Macbook ...
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“USB device drawing too much power” error on startup with no devices connected

Since upgrading to Lion, I get this error every time I start up: I've read the answers suggested here, but they seem to indicate that it's the presence of a second device that's causing the ...
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Apple charger port magnet has lost it's pull

My friends laptop was dropped and fell directly on the power charging connector as it was connected to the charger. Now the port still works, but the strength of the magnet that holds the connector ...
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Is my MagSafe covered under my MacBook's AppleCare?

I have a white 2010 MacBook, and the outer casing for the wire on the MagSafe power adapter has developed a small split. Is this something that may be covered under my MacBook's AppleCare? Is it ...
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Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?

I noticed that running with the discrete GPU uses more power and generates more heat. I just need the discrete GPU to drive an external monitor, I'm not concerned about performance. By controling the ...
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Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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Dim LED on Magsafe, Macbook Pro won't boot

I have a Macbook Pro late 2008, and today, it suddenly decided to stop booting. The battery level is very low, and connecting the adapter to it shows a very dim green light on the Magsafe connector. ...
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Magsafe light occasionally turns off while plugged in

Every once in a while, the green light on my Magsafe adapter will turn off, but the computer will indicate that it's still running off of AC power. If I unplug the adapter from the computer and then ...
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IOS 7 Power Drain

What settings minimize power loss on a 4S? I upgraded to IOS 7 and have noticed a signiicant power drain
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Xserve shuts itself off and boots at will

Okay, there's a lot of smart Mac guys here, so lets see if any of you can figure out this stumper. Our Xserve G4 (RackMac1,1) went incommunicado a few years ago was left in this state until I pulled ...
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Charge iOS device through mains whilst using data cable with laptop

Take two Apple data sync wires: Cable 1, which connects the iPad to a laptop USB port, and Cable 2, only connected by itself to an iOS data charger socket plugged into the mains, ready to ...
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iPod classic 80GB won't charge from usb power adapter

iPod classic 80GB 2007 [Model No.:A1238] won't charge from LG usb travel adapter (output 5.0V, 0.85A). It normally charged from Apple 5W USB Power Adapter [Model No.:A1299] (output 5.0V, 1A), and ...
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Mac book charger

Will using a 45w charger on my mac book pro 13 that came with a 60w charger cause operating problems? Sine using a 45w charger my laptop cannot get past the grey/white loading screen?
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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Macbook Air short Battery Life

I purchased Macbook Air 13 in late 2012. It is advertised as having 7 hour battery life. After a few months of use, with maximum charge it gives me only 2 hours. Is this normal?
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Force hibernate (deep sleep) in OSX 10.8(.2)

How can you force the computer (in this case a laptop [rMBP]) into the "hibernate" state where it writes the RAM to the HDD/SSD so that the battery can last for the advertised 30 days. I know that ...
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Plugged faulty USB into Mac Air, won't turn on

I have an external DVD drive with an AC power input. I plugged it into a power source and then into my Mac Air (the generation released a year ago). The computer shut down immediately. When I ...
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Is there a way to get the OSX battery icon to display both percentage and time?

I am working on a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. The battery level indicator has the option to show Time or Percentage remaining. I would like to show both. Is there a way to enable this? or Can ...
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reverse magsafe adapter? (magsafe2 power to magsafe1 laptop)

I have some magsafe2 power cords. That's fine, but occasionally I need to loan power to an older laptop that has the magsafe1 port. I carry a magsafe2 adapter so I can steal power from them. But is ...
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MacBook Pro Charger has stopped working properly - any short-term fixes?

I have a MacBook Pro 15", about a year old. Today, the charger started working only intermittently. I've seen a few other people talking about similar problems, and most people say it's a problem with ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 not powering up after smc update

Macbook Pro Mid 2010 after SMC update 1.7 shuts down and now by pressing power button front light turning on for a few seconds, optical drive makes it's usual noise but no activity on monitor happens ...
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Macbook randomly shuts down without on charge (even at ~90% full)

I'm having a real issue with my Macbook (white, late 2009 version, running Lion OS X). It was about since 2 weeks ago or so, my Macbook would just randomly shut down, I lost a couple unsaved files ...
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How to retrieve current wattage info on OS X?

Is there a way to retrieve the current watt usage info on OS X Snow Leopard? I'm using mid-2010 iMac, so I'm not looking for just battery-related apps. Does OS X even monitor power usage? Do I need ...
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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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Quickly dim the iPod Touch by hitting the power button twice on the lock screen?

I've always wondered if this was a feature or not. When I'm on my iPod Touch's lock screen, then I hit the power button twice, the first hit will sleep the device, the second will wake it again but ...
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Will a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) power up in clamshell mode?

Although part of my problem is covered here - Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode, it alone doesn't solve my query. I'm trying to turn my MBP into a server, and because of that I ...
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Can i use my old MacBook charger on my new Mac?

I have a 2011 15" MBP, that uses a 85W power supply. My old 2008 MBP 15" also has a 85W power supply, but I cannot get it to work. Shouldnt it? Its the same watt power, and the adapter fits.
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Macbook Air 1,1 power consumption

I have the original MBA, and I have extremely high power consumption - see the screenshot (screenshot got while TextEdit only was running) Is is normal for original MBA?
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know how many watts a USB device is consuming [duplicate]

I know it's possible to do some electric hack to know how much current a device is using... but that would be a 1 time usage so it would be a waste of money and parts. Is it possible to know that ...
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Electricity coming through screws, USB, and headphone jack on 2009 MacBook

I've seen some online threads and at least one StackExchange question on this, but the answers don't seem to apply to my situation. I have a 2009-vintage white 13" MacBook that's always been in great ...
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Will one power adapter work with all shipping MacBook Air and Pro as of March 2013?

I have a Late-2008 Macbook White (MacBook4,1) model, and my AC Adapter broke. Now I want to buy replacement adapter, but since I am going to upgrade to a MBP13 or MBP15 in the next 1-2 years, I want ...
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What are some effective ways to save power when using my MacBook Pro?

I have an Early 2011 MacBook Pro (Core i7, 8GB RAM) with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.2). What are some effective ways to save power? I am looking to maximise use of the battery - from a full charge - on ...
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Which Power Adapter is the correct one for Powerbook G4 15inch FW800 - 45watts or 65watts

I have a Powerbook G4 15inch FW800 with a 45watts Apple style power adapter. Recently it would not boot up. I removed the battery and it did. However after a shutdown, later on it did not boot up ...
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Does an iPad consume more battery power when there are multiple applications open?

Does an iPad consume more battery power when there are multiple applications open compared to let's say, having only one application resident in memory? If there are differences between the ...
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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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Transporting from home to work (~10 min by car), should I just make my MacBook Pro sleep, or shut it completely down first?

I just got a new MacBook Pro, and is looking at how the power modes work, and according to this article: About Energy Saver sleep and idle modes in Mac OS X, making it sleep by closing the lid (say) ...
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Sleep button broken. How do I find out which part is affected?

The sleep/power button of my iPhone 4 is broken; it suddently didn't really "click" anymore and just hardly reacted on my actions. For some hours by clicking really firm it still worked, but then the ...
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Fluctuating voltage on Magsafe charger

I got two Apple Magsafe charges, one for which I needed to cut and rejoint the cables. The fix went well and now when I plug in the charger it works and charges my Macbook Pro. Though when I measured ...
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MacBook Pro battery charging stops early

I have a Mac Book Pro 15" over a year now. I'm having a problem with charging the battery. During work it stops charging and goes to battery powered mode. If I switch to a different power source it ...
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How to identify the 3 thermals sensor connectors from the mac mini motherboard?

I opened my mac mini to switch the DVD with another hard drive and I forgot to take a picture with the ways the 3 thermal sensors are connected. THeir codes on the mainboard look like: J5550 - left ...
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iMac + uTorrent energy saving

I want to keep my iMac on tonight and seed/leech torrents. I usually leave it there until, after 5/10 min or so, the iMac turn the monitor off. I can still hear the hd working. uTorrent has an option ...
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How to use new Macbook Air's power adapter with previous generation MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Air (Late 2012), which has the new Magsafe 2 power connector. I would like to use the power adapter with my 15" MacBook Pro (Mid 2010). Is there an adapter for it? A quick search on ...
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Can I still use a damaged Magsafe power cable?

My rabbit chewed on my Magsafe 2 power adapter. I can see the silvery wire where the rabbit peeled off the isolation yet it still works. Can I just duct tape it and continue using it or is there any ...
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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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Phone-only mode on iPhone

Is there a way to switch the iPhone’s functionality to a phone-only mode. In this mode only incoming (and possibly outgoing) calls and SMS messaging would be activated. All other services (location, ...
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How do I locate applications that drain my battery on a MacBook Pro?

I purchased a new Macbook Pro and have since downloaded a ton of applications and add ins. I think some of these apps are responsible for draining my battery too quickly. How do I identify what ...
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Should I use an extension power cord instead?

I have the following Apple MacBook Pro Power adapter: 60W MagSafe PV85 Ouptput 16.5v--3.65A ADP-60AD T Model No. A1344 Instead of buying a Power Adapter, is it ok to buy an Extension power ...
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Pop-up notification (or notification center notification) for battery in OS X Mountain Lion

I don't have the battery/AC icon turned on because, for the most part, there's no reason for it to be there - I typically get cord-free 5 or so hours at a time, so it seems redundant. Still, ...
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Does having Bluetooth enabled draw extra power when no devices are connected?

I generally turn off Bluetooth on my Macs and iOS devices when I'm not actively using a Bluetooth device. My assumption is that this saves battery life, but I realize that I have no fact to back that ...