My MacBook charger is supposed to pass 60 watts power, but it's passing only around 12 watts. Also, the green LED just blinks randomly.

Should I get a new charger or something can be done to existing one?

  • How did you get the reading? What is the color of the LED in the charger when it's in use? Jul 5, 2017 at 18:34
  • I got the reading from macbook's hardware test. Green LED just blinks randomly. Jul 6, 2017 at 1:33
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    We're missing a bunch of details here like Model and year of your MacBook.
    – Allan
    Jul 6, 2017 at 18:30

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Green LED just blinks randomly.

This is most likely an issue with the DC-In or your logic board.

This is an error condition caused by a fault that is detected between your MagSafe and the power circuitry. There's a small possibility that the issue is your charger, but it's highly unlikely. The easiest way to test is to take your MacBook to Apple and hook up one of their chargers - if the blinking persists, it's your DC-in board or your logic board.

If it's your DC-in board, the procedure to fix is is pretty easy and is a DIY. Depending on the model of your Mac, the DC-in board may be integrated into the logic board itself; which means you will have to take it in for service.

If happens to be your charger, then you will need to replace it with another - there are no user serviceable components. Be sure to get a genuine adapter and not a knock off. I've seen way too many times the result of being "penny wise and pound foolish."

  • Thanks @Allan, my macbook gets charged by another charger, so I doubt if there is anything wrong with Macbook. Jul 7, 2017 at 1:35
  • If the symptoms go away, it's your charger (which, in my experience, is rare). You just need to get a new charger and you should be good to go (get a genuine Apple - not 3rd party...too risky)
    – Allan
    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:47
  • Yes @Allan, I should get genuine Apple only. With the third party, reviews are not good. Jul 7, 2017 at 9:15

Is your MacBook charging up properly when you are using it with the charger plugged in?

It might only be drawing 12W of power because your batteries are fully charged and the 12W is only used for your current operation.

Having a charger capable of giving 60W does not mean your MacBook will always require 60W from it.

For example, my MacBook Pro is currently drawing 20.31 V from the power adapter right now.

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  • No macbook is not charging, with the charger Jul 6, 2017 at 1:34
  • @KishorPawar then your charger (or macbook) is broken. Visit your nearest Apple Store for a checkup.
    – williamli
    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:00
  • Nothing broken. Out of nothing I started experiencing this issue Jul 6, 2017 at 5:02
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    The only thing unusual is, I stay in a area where electricity is irregular. Jul 6, 2017 at 5:03
  • @KishorPawar Oh, when you say "Macbook is not charging" you meant your macbook's battery is full so it is not charging? Then refer to what I said in the answer: "It might only be drawing 12W of power because your batteries are fully charged and the 12W is only used for your current operation."
    – williamli
    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:03

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