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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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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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Can I replace the Macbook wall wart with any appropriately spec'd DC source? [migrated]

The inefficiency of doing a 12V -> 110V -> 20V conversion to charge my Macbook from a 12V battery is depressing, so I'm considering severing a charger connector (the part with the charging light) and ...
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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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Best replacement for MacBook Air MagSafe 2 cable (OEM or 3rd party?)

My MagSafe 2 cable for my 2012 MacBook Air stopped working. Took it into Apple store where I had bought my MacBook Air, and sure enough it was the excessive cat chew marks that had degraded it*. Can ...
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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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What's a normal Voltage (mV) to expect for a MacBook Pro early 2011?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro, early 2011 MC700. What's a normal Voltage (mV) to expect in System Report → Hardware → Power? I can see that it goes up to 12153 when it's fully charged and it comes ...
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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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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 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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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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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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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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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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Can a 60W MagSafe power adapter work interchangeably on a Macbook Pro that “requires” an 85W adapter?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that came with a 60W power adapter and a 15" Macbook Pro that came with a 85W power adapter. Can I use either adapter with either laptop? There seems to be disagreement in the ...
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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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Charger problem for Phone purchased in US

I purchased Iphone 6 in US, and would be coming back to India. Which charger I should use here in India, as I know that there is a voltage difference in US and in India.
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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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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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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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How to identify dead battery in Macbook pro 15" Mid 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 and I believe it has a dead battery. When I plug in the magsafe adapter it glows green, but the Macbook will not boot when I press the power button. When I press 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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iPhone Accessories Power Usage…What is possible?

Im toying with the idea of creating an iPhone accessory that would require that it draw power from the phone itself. So would the latest Lightning connector allow any accessories to draw 4.5V? Also I ...