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Turn off keyboard lights after typing

I have my computer (MBP 2015) to turn the backlight on my keyboard off after I haven't used my computer for 10 seconds. Is there a way how to disable the keyboard backlight after x amount of seconds ...
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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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Device to measure power available from charging point [closed]

I know that anything that you plug a lightning cable into will charge an i-device at SOME rate. But that rate varies wildly, depending on the original source of the power (real apple mains converter, ...
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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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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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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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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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Disable power button on 2015 MBP

Me and my friends like having a laugh together and as part of that we turn each other computers off and spam tabs till the computer crashes. Is thee a way how to disable the power button on my MBP ...
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MBP not charging despite SMC reset

Late 2008 Macbook pro4,1, "Battery not Charging", steady green led. Battery seems fine, and is after market but won't charge. It worked well a week ago before not being used over the long weekend. ...
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How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked?

I want to leave my Mac awake overnight so it syncs 4GB of data from Dropbox. I need to prevent the machine from going to sleep because that pauses the Dropbox sync I've been using Caffeine to keep ...
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How to use external monitor with MacBook Air closed and on battery power?

I often use my MacBook Air (running OS X 10.9.5) closed at a docking station, where it's hooked to external monitor, keyboard/trackpad, and power. All good. The only issue is that occasionally the ...
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Can I use a Mac mini without the power brick?

I don't have the power brick for my Mac mini with me but I have cord that plugs into the back of it, can I use it without and plug directly into the wall? Any harm? The model is A1347
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Is the MacBook Pro Retina (Old Version) meant to come with an extension cable?

Is this Apple MacBook Pro ME665LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Old version) meant to come with an extension cable to plug into this charger? This is the cable I think is missing from my ...
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Need Help With iPhone 4

I have an iPhone 4 that I shut off with the touch assist because my lock button is broken. How do I get my phone to turn back on?
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Show USB power use

I wanted to see how much power the Anker Astro external battery draws when charging from the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) (right hand port next to the SD slot), but when listing the USB ...
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Macbook Pro not charging

My 2009 Macbook pro is not charging. I recently bought a new power adapter and when I plug it in the computer starts up fine although the date is set back to Jan 1 2001. When I click on the battery ...
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Can I get power from my Belkin Express Dock HD (Thunderbolt 2) for my MacBook Pro Retina?

I plug my MacBook Pro to my Belkin Express Dock HD via Thunderbolt, but I see that my battery is getting down. I was hopping to get power from the Dock. Is there any solution to this problem?
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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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Charge MacBook with USB (Adapters?)

I want to buy an external charger, it has USB. Are there any adapters (including transformators, I think that might be needed, right?) so I can charge my MacBook with the external charger?
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Will this MagSafe power adapter work on my MacBook Air?

My MBA's model number is A1369. I bought this power adapter: 85W magSafe 2 Power Adapter. Model number A1424. I know it's not the ideal power adapter, but will it work on my MacBook without a ...
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A1208 2006 Intel iMac Power Supply “Power Good” voltage?

This might be a bit specific, but I am trying to test a trashed A1208 Intel iMac (Late 2006 17" Model). The power supply is dead (Fuse was blown, bypassed with a wire and bang poof a resistor and ic ...
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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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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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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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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 ...