Strangely today the orange/green light isn't working when charging my MacBook Air.

Why might this be please?

  • Is the battery itself charging? (Look in your menu bar) Jun 10, 2012 at 16:18
  • Yes it is. I suppose the charging LED on the plug is broken? Jun 10, 2012 at 16:50
  • does it work intermittently or not at all?
    – segiddins
    Jun 10, 2012 at 20:37

1 Answer 1


According to a tech who works at a local Apple repair center it happens mostly on older plugs. But on newer and current plugs it's also not unseen.

Usually unplugging plugging back the magsafe fixes the problem. If not the problem is usually fixed once the computer is powered off and the plug is reconnected.

Personally I have seen this on most of my macs. It never bothered me much. But on one of them this used to happen all the time until the battery was replaced.

Usually the problem is the green LED being turned on instead of the amber LED during charge. But there are occurrences of none of the LEDs showing during charge.

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