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Prevent iPhone from charging when plugged into a battery powered MacBook Air

I would like to prevent my iPhone draining power from my MacBook Air while the laptop is not plugged in and relying on battery power. How would I do this? Note, there doesn't seem to be any "unpowered ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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MacBook Pro does not power on sometimes

I have a MacBook Pro 15″ Late 2008 (5,1). Sometimes it just won't power on. It works fine. I shutdown, then when I go to turn no it just does nothing. Previously I removed the battery and the charger, ...
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Can an iPad be charged while acting as a USB host?

I have an iPad that I would like to leave semi-permanently connected to a USB hub (connected to a couple of MIDI controllers and some USB speakers). As it stands, I have to remember to unplug it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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MacBook shows it is charging when MagSafe is green

My MacBook currently shows this even though the MagSafe charger has a green light. Does anyone know why this is? If it helps I am on a MacBook Air late 2010 with 819 cycle counts, 4,995mAh ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down when unplugged

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro work computer. Here's the sequence of events: I fully charge the battery I unplug the Mac from the power cable The Mac immediately shuts down Before unplugging the ...
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Mac Pro 2008 Refuses to Boot

My Mac Pro 3, 1 began rebooting randomly one day and the next it wouldn't come back on. Pushing the power button results in a fan clicking in to life for half a second and then all power is lost. The ...
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Why did my Mac reboot into the “Set up your new Mac” screen after a power failure?

I accidentally turned off the power strip that my iMac was plugged into while it was still running. When I turned it back on again, it put me at the "Set up your new Mac" screen, asking me to accept ...
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MBP Powering Down When Idle

My mid-2012 MacBookPro (Model 9,2) has developed an issue with power in the past few weeks. When it is left awake for several hours, but is idle, it powers off. When I turn it back on and log in, it ...
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Turn on MacBook Air without keyboard

How can I turn on my MacBook Air model A1370 mid 2011 without a keyboard? I need to find the power on pads for the Mac:
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Turn down TX power on AirPort?

Our floor has a blind spot so we needed to place an AirPort to cover two rooms. The AirPort in this particular room is transmitting at a higher power than needed, and its bleeding onto some areas ...
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iMac 27" to LG BT30N blu-ray drive cable?

What cable or cables do I need to connect my iMac i7 Retina to a BT30N external drive which has a 13 pin slim SATA female port?
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Logitech Type+ flashing blue; iPad Air 2 won't wake

When I leave my iPad Air 2 for some 5 minutes and return, my asleep iPad refuses to wake when I press the power button. I press the power button on my keyboard case (Logitech Type+) and the little ...
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Macbook Air power saving with Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter

I am considering buying a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter to save my MBA power consumption as I can shutdown the Wifi, assume it use a lot of power. Anyone tried before and it works? How many % of ...
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My MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter becomes extremely hot. Why?

Out of nothing, my MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter became extremely hot while charging. So hot, I could not even touch it. What could cause it? I've been using it so I can leave multiple old 85W ...
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Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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Uninterruptible Power Supply not shutting down Mac Mini running Yosemite

We just received a brand new Mac Mini, which came with Yosemite pre-installed. Our UPS is set to shut down the computer after running on battery backup for 1 minute. I have tested this with an iMac ...
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MacBook Pro 13 doesn't fall asleep when the lid closed

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro 13'. I've faced a strange problem: my Macbook does NOT switch into sleep mode when the lid closed. Same when open the lid - it does not wake. Instead of closing/opening ...
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Once I disconnect from the mains, can I leave the charger cable in the Mac?

I use my MacBook Pro on battery as much as possible, recharging when needed and once a month running it down to recalibrate etc. However, when the battery is charged to 100% I unplug the charger from ...
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How can I force my laptop to shut down when I close the lid?

I'd like my Mac laptops to shut down completely when I close the lid. This is partly for convenience and partly for security reasons. I couldn't find a way to do this in the System Preferences (OS ...
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Is it better for the battery to leave the iPad plugged when charging is done?

I charge my iPad. Later, I notice that the battery is charged at 100 %. Now, what is better to preserve the battery capacity ? Unplugging the cable. Leaving the cable plugged. The answer may ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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How to change power savings settings on iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3

After a few minutes, if I haven't touched the iPad 2's screen, it goes dim and then turns off. I suppose this is a power savings behavior; however, when it is connected to my computer I don't want it ...
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PowerBook G4 PMU Reset Required

I have to do a PMU reset to turn on my G4 PowerBook (1.25 GHz). This occurs on every shutdown of the system. What are potential causes of this? I'm perfectly happy to troubleshoot, but on Google ...
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Where are the power-on jumpers on a mid-2013 MacBook Air logic board?

I'm trying to locate the power-on jumpers on the logic board of mid-2013, 13" MacBook Air. Similar to this question, but for the newer model MacBook Air. I have disassembled and cleaned all ...
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Mac Air -first no sound, now it won't charge

First the sound went out on my macbook air. I was in the airport and tried everything I knew, nothing worked. Then I went to plug into an outlet I found, and realized it wasn't charging. It does ...
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Will it hurt my Macbook Air to be plugged into a “Uni Pak II” which is a dimming power source?

I'm at a conference and the only plug is a "Uni Pak II" which is a dimming power source (here's the manual). At first my charging indicator on the end of the MBA plug didn't light, but I slid up the ...
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Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4S USB power adapter with an iPhone 5S?

I have an iPhone 4S, and I am thinking about upgrading to an iPhone 5S. I know that the iPhone 5S has the new Lightning connector, so I will have to get new cables. But what about the USB power ...
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MacBook Pro (5,5) restarts when powering microcontrollers

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, mid 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo) has an odd problem with the USB ports. Occasionally, when plugging in, removing or restarting a microcontroller such as the Arudino or Teensy, the ...
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How does Apple calculate the energy consumption of a process in OS X Mavericks

In OS X Mavericks you can monitor the energy consumption of different processes in Activity Monitor. Here we can see 'Energy Impact' and Avg Energy Impact' and that the values can exceed 100. Also ...
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Why do I have to reboot my iMac and Wacom Cintiq after sleep?

I have an iMac and a 24 inch Wacom Cintiq. When I put the iMac to sleep, it freezes and I have to restart both the iMac and the Wacom Cintiq. How can I get around this?
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How to open Cinema Display power supply?

My Cinema Display bit the dust, and all the symptoms seem to point to the 150W power supply brick, which is apparently not an uncommon problem with those models. New power supply bricks are close to ...
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How to pack MagSafe cable to prevent its breaking?

I am looking for a (most) powercord-safe way to pack my MagSafe adapter for a daily backpack commute. Official Apple recommendations (as illustrated by third-party videos like this) don't prevent the ...
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The power button turns MacBook off, but not back on

I have: replaced/soldered a new keyboard connector on the logic board as it had a missing pin, replaced the keyboard twice (the second and third keyboards work correctly), tried jump starting the ...
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Stop MacBook Pro from disconnecting network while downloading larger files

I am using a Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Apple) to connect to my network. While downloading larger files the MacBook Pro blanks the screen and disconnects the network even though it is active doing the ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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SSD in a 2012 17" causing GPU failures?

Just got my MPB back from Apple after taking it in with GPU overheating glitches. Apparently this model (2012) are prone to it and it's been exhibiting all the symptoms. Blue screens, grey screens, ...
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How much power does Apple TV use on standby?

I just bought a third-gen Apple TV, and I don't want to have to open Settings to put it to sleep every time I'm done using it. It seems it won't fall asleep automatically for quite some time, so I'd ...
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Does a driver exist to step up a PC USB 3.0 port to charge an iPad at 12W?

The iPad Retina requires 12W to charge. It appears the Mac has special non-usb-standard drivers that step up the USB 3.0 port to provide the extra power for charging. My question is: Does a driver ...
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1993 Apple Color Classic

Lets all take a long journey back about 21 years ago when apple released their color classic. It was pretty awesome right? Well I managed to get my hands on one but I have some sad news. When I go to ...
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What is the iPhone's standby policy regarding WiFi and 3G?

I have an iPhone 4s with the latest iOS. It seems that when I wake it up from standby, it switches from 3G (or EDGE) to WiFi. Judging from that, I suspect it turns off WiFi when in standby, and only ...
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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Ampere the retina macbook pro can deliver over usb. I thought that one should be able to charge an ipad with a retina macbook which would mean, that it should be about ...
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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What unit does the activity monitor use in the energy tab?

The activity monitor of OS X show in the energy tab the energy impact. What unit does this value use? Is it Watts? If so, 327 seems a bit high for my taste. I am running this on the low end 21" late ...
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Getting a < 75 Watt charger for a macbook pro due to flight constraints

My MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) charger has a rating of 85 Watts. I want to use it on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. (24 hours). (Airbus A380-800). You can plug in an AC ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...