I have a MacBook that requires a MagSafe charger, but my charger broke in mid 2016. My MacBook was holding 40%+ charge and no longer being charged. I am wondering if I can still charge it today? If yes, I am going to order a charger online.

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Is your MacBook currently powering on? If not, are you able to see any symbol on screen when powering on? – Nimesh Neema Dec 10 '18 at 9:00
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    Which model MacBook? The battery of my MBP8,2 (early 2011) is dead, after the last half a year on the shelf. – Redarm Dec 10 '18 at 12:26
  • It’s model is A1181 – Praxis 2018 Dec 11 '18 at 13:15

There's no other way to find out than to try it.

In general there's nothing that says that a battery must stop working because it hasn't been charged in two years - batteries like those really age more due to heavy use rather than lying around on a shelf. So unless something bad happened to the computer or the battery over those two years, it is probably going to work just fine.

  • Exactly. +1. Plugging it in and seeing if it works is the exact same thing a tech will do (except the tech will bill you an hourly rate for doing so.) Even if it is the battery, it can be replaced, but I doubt you'll have to for exactly the reason @jksoegaard says. See this answer for more details. – Allan Dec 10 '18 at 14:38

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