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Command to identify which port the power adapter is plugged into?

Is there a command that will show which port is being used for charging? From a script, I'd like to check if the power adapter is plugged in on the left, and if so print a message suggesting charging ...
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Camera connection kit for iPad 4

I'm using a midi interface with my iPad 4, and I'd like to plug a charger at the same time. I saw that a lot of musician use the camera connection kit from Apple to do that, but it seems to not be ...
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macbook 2016 21w charger replaced with 61watt [duplicate]

I have a late 2016 macbook with a charger that fails often. I bought one that I thought would work but am afraid to try it until I know for sure.They are both c chargers, but the original one is 29W ...
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Should I replace my Macbook battery, charger, or both after 5+ years of use?

I own a 13" mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and have been using it for over 7 years. I have replaced the HDD with a larger SSD, and upped the RAM to 8GB last year to improve its declining performance. ...
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Can I use my iPhone's 18W adapter on my MacBook Pro? And vice versa? [duplicate]

Are the new 18W power adapters for the iPhone 11's compatible with the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019)? Is it safe? Anything to watch out for? What about using my MacBook's adapter (with the correct ...
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Can I return an item I bought online from Apple UK in Canada?

Bought a charger thinking my old one wasn’t working but it seems the problem has to do with the battery of the phone itself. I was in the UK last week when I bought it, but had to travel back to ...
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Short-circuit power outlet with two macbook chargers and one cable

So if I connect the two converters for a MacBook (with a USB-c cable between) to two power outlets. What will happen? See the picture.
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USB-C charger not working (MBP 2017)

My 61W charger doesn't charge my MBP 2017. But when I charge with my friend's apple charger it works. How do I fix this?
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What would happen if I use the 30W power (Macbook) connect to my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have two macs. A macbook and A Macbook Pro. They are both usb-c power. I lost the power of my Macbook Pro. Can I use the smaller adaptor to charge my Macbook Pro? The Macbook Pro is now completely ...
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Can I use my 87 watt MBP charger for other things like portable batteries? [duplicate]

I have a powerstation XXL and want to charge it with my MacBook Pro USB-C charger. Is that ok?
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Are third party chargers for iPhone bad despite having government agencies' certification stamps? [duplicate]

My usage history with Apple: iPhone 3 (2011~2013) and iPhone 8 (2018~present) I sometimes used chargers purchased from convenience stores. Although all the chargers I got had government certification ...
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battery is not charging after liquid contact [duplicate]

After spilling a tea into the macbook 11 i have disassembled it. Cleaned everyhing with IPA and brush. Put together. Macbook is working but charger does not charge. LED does not light. System says it ...
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Are iPhone Wireless Chargers Good for Batteries?

I heard that the external wireless iPhone chargers for the XS MAX are not good for for the battery. Anyone know anything about this?
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Laptop charger getting very hot

The charger for my Macbook Air is getting very hot, to the point where it is painful to the touch. I have tried swapping out a different charger and it is also gets very hot, so I don't think it is a ...
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I got a rock stuck in my charging port for my iPhone and my charger won’t go into the hole I need ways to get it out please?

Rock stuck in charging port from park is st the end of the port and I don’t know how to get it out
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What is the maximum power profile I can use to quick charge an iPad Pro 10.5?

I have an iPad Pro 10.5 (2nd gen). It came with a 12w charger. I read that it supports quick charging, for example with apple‘s 18w charger. I already have a lot of USB bricks, and before I buy ...
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Can a lightning cable plug get short circuited by a metal surface?

I have a couple of lightning connectors on a flat surface, ready to plug into an iPhone or iPad for charging. At the same time, a Macbook or iPad is sometimes placed near that surface. Can the body ...
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Can I charge a DC 5V - 2.15 A power bank with an Apple Macbook charger?

Can I charge the following power bank with a macbook chager? Power bank input: DC 5V - 2.15 A (Input port: Micro USB) Macbook charger: Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter: 5.2V @ 2.4A, 14.5V @ 2A (with ...
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Charging suddenly stop when I try to use the device

It's my first time with a mac computer, I have a macbook pro 2011 . The problem , charger works fine when the laptop is closed or idle, when I start using it like for example opening Finder, simply ...
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How can I ground this charger

This charger came with my MacBbook Pro which I bought from India. The other end is connected to the magsafe adapter's ground pin. What do I need to insert here?
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Charge my macbook pro late 2012 60W (A1425) with a 24W usb-magsafe charger - is this safe?

I have a campervan, and was wondering if I can charge my macbook pro late 2012 60W (A1425) with a homemade 24W usb-magsafe charger. I am asking this question, because I am planning to build a charger ...
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Using Magsafe 1 85w 18.5v adapter for MacBook Pro 2015 15''

I want to use a Magsafe 1 85w 18.5v adapter for MacBook Pro 2015 15", which normally requires a Magsafe 2 85w 20v adapter. Is the voltage difference is going to be an issue?
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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2017 Macbook Won't turn on - Displays battery icon

My wife's 2017 macbook won't turn on/charge. It just displays this battery icon, with the red bar of the battery flashing intermittently. It's currently plugged into the charger but this doesn't seem ...
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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My Ipad 2 does not want to charge: how should i fix it?

My Ipad is very old but still works well, the only thing it does not work is charging issue. The original charger was damaged, and I have replaced it with a accessory for it. Later on, when I want to ...
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Is my magsave power adaptor dead?

Last night, I heard a spark noise while my mac power adaptor was connected, and the charger stopped charging my machine. There was no light on the connector. I should also say that the cable attaching ...
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My MacBook Air is giving me static when touching [duplicate]

I know that is because maybe the plug I'm plugin it is not grounded, I have the 3 pin power adapter, I live in Argentina where voltage is 220v from the power plug, is there any way to ground my ...
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My MacBook isn't charged since 2016, can I still charge now?

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 ...
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Safe to use USB-C Charger (adapter) for Macbook Air 2013?

Ok I have a company MacBook Pro that has a USB-C charger and a personal MacBook Air 2013. I have an adapter that I use to connect all things on Pro: My Air charger stop to respond. Can I use the USB-...
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Using “old” 5W iPhone 5 Power adapter to charge a new iPhone XR

I would like to know if it is safe to use an “old” 5W Power Adapter (charging brick) from an iPhone 5 to charge my new iPhone XR. I am specifically referring to the original (and, of course, genuine) ...
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Magsafe port coating worn away

The plastic coating of my (mid 2010, 13 inch) Macbook Pro's Magsafe charging port has almost completely worn away over time, exposing some kind of shiny metal surface beneath. How important is this ...
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Is it safe to buy 3rd party plug adapters for the MacBook Pro?

Apple doesn't sell just the removable plug end of the charger. I know buying 3rd party chargers are unsafe. However, is just the modular plug end safe? Here is an example of what I am talking about
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Macbook charging with USB-C Monitor

I have a Macbook pro 13'' 2018 model and a Dell 24 USB-C Monitor: P2419HC. Whenever I plug my screen to the laptop, the laptop charges. According to DELL website, the monitor provides 65W power. The ...
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How ferromagnet makes more sense than electromagnet in apple watch charging cable? [closed]

I don't see any use of ferromagnet in charging cable of apple watch or macbook (before 2017). Why don't apple opt for electromagnet as it would only be magnetic when the charging code is powered. We ...
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Iphone 5s charging problem

My battery was at 100% when I turned my phone off, when trying to turn it back on the red battery symbol showed up so I tried to charge my phone. The problem is when I plug in any charger the lighting ...
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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Are 3rd Party Mac Chargers ok for using as spare parts to repair an original charger?

My original Macbook Air charger (5 years old) still works great, but the cord after the power block is torn up and all the sheathing is almost off. The bottom point (including the brick) work great ...
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What is the maximum wattage an iPhone X will support for wireless charging?

The existing chargers on the market are all either 5W or 7.5W for their charging capacity. While higher capacity chargers dont exist on the market, what is the theoretical maximum that an iPhone X ...
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What happens if I use a 60W rated USB-C cable to charge my Macbook from the 85W power brick?

Will they still be able to negotiate the correct charging amount of 60W and not overload the cable?
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My MBP will only charge with a T shaped magsafe now

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) which came with a L shaped magsafe charger. I have been having problems for sometime now, wouldn't charge properly, cut off randomly, charger would cut out/...
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USB-C to MagSafe 2 Adapter

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro with a MagSafe 2 charging cable. My wife has a new MacBook Pro from 2016 with USB-C. I was wondering whether I could technically (in the matter of electronic feasability) use ...
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Only one USB-C port will charge my MacBook Pro?

I've had my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) for over a year and I've never had any problems with charging until now. I was always able to use both USB-C ports for charging, ...
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After heavy use, my big iPad has charged very slowly. What can I do besides the Genius Bar? Is there a different wall charger I should use?

During an inpatient stay, I had my 12.9” iPad Pro(Model A1652 EMC 2827), which I tried to use much of the time I was awake. The battery was depleted most of the time: I had it plugged into a wall ...
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MacBook pro charging light turns green and orange after some time

I have three 65 watt L type chargers. Problem is with one of my laptop (MacBook pro 13 mid 2012) during charging, charging indicator light turns green and orange after some minutes(its random time ...
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Will the “cracked” wire of a MacBook charger eletrocute me

The rubber wrap around the charger's wire is cracked, I can see the little wires inside. Will it electrocute me if I accidentally touch those little wires inside the rubber wrap?
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Can I charge my headphones with the MacBook 12" charger?

Can I charge my headphones with the MacBook 12" charger or should I use it for charging the MacBook only? The headphones are Plantronics BACKBEAT SENSE which have a USB-Micro charging port. I ...
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Anker Charger 45W for Macbook Pro 15 inch 2017

I have one curious question. Currently, I'm using the Anker Powerport+ 5 ports usb-c to charge my Macbook pro 2017 15 inches. The power delivery in the system report is 45W . Is it safe for the long ...
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My iPad is completely drained for almost 3 months

I left my iPad 2 unused for almost 3 months because I don't have a charger and no one wanted to use it so it's stucked and unused. When I bought a new charger for my iPad and charged it, the battery ...
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To maximize long-term battery life, should I increase brightness during charging?

My MacBook Pro can undergo 1000 charge cycles (using up the battery completely and charging it back to 100%) before the battery's life is reduced to 80% of what it originally was. Obviously, using ...