Okay so my MacBook Air is charging but the charger doesn't light up like you know that red light? How to fix this? Is it broken?

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    Could just be the LED in the charger. Do you have another to test with? Mar 26, 2016 at 21:52

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It sounds like you have an issue with your SMC. Don't worry, it should be easy to fix, here is Apple's support document on it. SMC Reset

Since you have an Air, you will want to follow these steps.

  1. Shut down the Mac.
  2. Plug in the MagSafe or USB-C power adapter to a power source and to your Mac.
  3. Using the built-in keyboard, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the keyboard, then press the power button at the same time.
  4. Release all keys, then press the power button again to turn on your Mac

This can be a bit tricky to do, but try to follow the steps exactly as outlined

Good luck!

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    I have the same problem but resetting the SMC did nothing. Charges fine. Light on the cord is out. any other suggestions? Am I damaging the computer using it with the light out?
    – Annon1234
    Jan 19, 2019 at 19:55

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