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Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Chosing the right charger: MacBook7,1 White A1324

I bought a used MacBook with identifier MacBook7,1, it's the white 2010 version (A1342). However, it already came with an off-brand charger and the text on it has gone washed off it seems, so I can ...
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What can I do to regulate iPhone charging rate (make it charge slower)?

My iPhone is charging from my MacBook. I believe that it charges too fast and even heats quite sensibly. Also, I'm afraid the battery could degrade at a greater rate with such a fast charge. So, I ...
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Macbook Pro 15 Late 2015 USB rapidly disconnecting [duplicate]

I just got a macbook pro 15' late 2015 from my work. I have an issue where my ipad and iphone cant be charge or connected to the macbook, it keeps disconnecting and it charge for one second and then ...
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What is killing my battery?

I have an iPhone XS (bought brand-new, About section says limited warranty until 14 april 2020, the date I bought it) running iOS 13.2.3 When I took it out of the box it was running iOS 12 and I ...
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Magsafe 2 charger after fully charge the charger light indicator will not light up

After the charger fully charge the MacBook, the light indicator does not change the color for orange to green, the light indicator just show nothings. However, the battery icon is showing in charging ...
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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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Is my battery in my iPhone faulty, or something more?

I have an iPhone 7. I had the battery replaced approx 6 months ago. I've noticed the battery life hasn't been overly great considering it's a new battery. Yesterday, my phone started turning off at ...
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Can my external monitor charge 16" MacBook Pro over USB-C while using it?

I am planning to use my new 16" MacBook Pro with an external display which is equipped with a USB-C output. I use the setup generally in extended display mode, and sometimes in clamshell mode. I am ...
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Is the iOS 13 'Optimized Battery Charging' feature on the iPhone optimised for smart battery cases?

I have the iPhone XR Smart Battery Case, I charge my phone every night and therefore my phone very rarely ever goes below 100% charge as it uses the charge in the battery case first. As I understand ...
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Macbook not turning on

My MacBook air 2015 was lid turned down for more than a month When I opened the lid, it had 12% battery and I put it on charging and send an email to myself After I came back it is blank and not ...
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Can 13 inch MacBook Pro use larger charger?

Per this post: USB type-C ports max power supply from MacBook Pro? it seems like the 4-port version of the MBP 13 inch can output to two 15W devices and two 7.5W devices simultaneously. In that case, ...
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iPad 2 mini with weird battery issue

We have an iPad 2 mini that is several years old with recent issues with the battery. After charging for extended period of time it will display a dead battery symbol and not boot up. After plugging ...
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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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iPhone will suddenly shut down repeatedly unless charged

I've had my previously-owned iPhone 5 for almost a year now and a few days ago it started to act strange. First, while charging it says it's 47%. It suddenly shuts down and then it shows that it's ...
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Can an iPad Pro Charge a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2018 iPad Pro and a recent MacBook Pro (with USB C). Is there any way I can control what charges what when I connect the two? If I connect the two with a USB-C charger, my MacBook ...
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Will my iPad get damaged if I connect it to a 18W power bank instead of the 10W charger in the box? [duplicate]

I just bought a 6th generation iPad 2018 and was given a 10W charger along with it. I was wondering if I could use an 18W power bank to charge it. Will it damage my iPad?
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Minimum Charging requirements for an iPhone

I am making a thermoelectric charger, which uses heat to charge a phone (with a Peltier module) I use a 0.9v - 5v DC-DC booster and it can charge a Samsung. But when I plug it into an iPhone, it ...
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How to change the charging chime on MBP (PowerChime.app)

Many people want to disable the charging chime introduced with the USB-c MBP's (and some enable on non-USB-c). I, however, want to change the chime. Sadly however I can't change anything in "...
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MBP won't turn on/wake up

I have a 2011 MBP that I can't get to "turn on". I had it open and running normally about a week ago. Since then, it's been on my desk with lid closed (presumably hibernating). I opened it yesterday ...
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how to start iPhone charging from sleeping MacBook [duplicate]

When I connect my iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1) to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (macOS Mojave 10.14.6), it seems like the iPhone doesn't start charging until after the MacBook is unlocked (by ...
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Do you also see slow charging speeds with aftermarket batteries on MBPs?

I replaced the battery of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with an aftermarket battery. While I am happy with the capacity of 6538 mAh and the the 4 hours working time, I am disappointed ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 slow down with 65W charger?

I'm an owner of a macbook pro retina 15' late 2013 that I bought (in used conditions) from the web 2 months ago. Just few days ago, while having 2 external display and a thunderbold blackmagic ...
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Can I charge a MacBook Air using the Thunderbolt 1 port?

I have a 2013 MacBook Air that is not charging. I suspect that the problem is the MagSafe port (or, more likely, the I/O board). An iFixit Answer implies that it is possible to charge it using the ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2018 Unexpected Battery Issue (Sometimes not charging)

My MacBook Pro 15 i7 2018 bought in March, have an unexpected issue. An unpleasant situation happened to me. The computer, with the lid closed in sleep mode, was charged all night from the original ...
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Limit battery charging to a certain level?

I have some iPhones which are connected via USB to a computer 24/7. This set-up drastically reduces the battery life-time: The integrated battery is swelling every 1-2 years in a way that the iPhone ...
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Brand New MacBook Pro 2019 13inch shuts down at 53% battery charge [duplicate]

So I just bought a new MacBook Pro today. As I was setting everything up and downloading the programs I use, the Mac suddenly shuts off at 53%. I kept trying to turn it back on with the power button ...
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Can I use an older iPad to charge an iPhone by connecting these dongles together?

By this, I mean you have the iPad, you then plug in the lightning to usb adapter (where you insert usb sticks and the like), connect the usb to lighting charger to the adapter (which you charge ...
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How do I fix “Battery is not charging” for 2012 macbook pro retina?

I have a Macbook Pro, and it's battery is not charging. If I switch off the power adapter, the computer instantly switches off. No shut down sequence. I have to plug in the power adapter to switch ...
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Macbook 2015 with normal battery won't charge even after SMC

My MacBook won't charge. Here are the things I have done so far: I tested the MagSafe charger to another laptop to make sure it is not faulty ( MagSafe is working ) I did the SMC reset ( shift + alt +...
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Can I fix things when iOS 13.0 disconnect smart battery case on iPhone 6S?

I've been using the Apple Smart Battery Case on my iPhone 6S for the past few weeks to hold me over until I can get the iPhone battery replaced, because it's dying. The case has been working great for ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 battery not charging dodocool 7-in-1 hub suspected

I am having a version of the battery not charging issue on my Macbook Pro 2018 (13-inch, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports). The symptoms are somewhat different from related issues, such as in this post. I am ...
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Is there any list or reference for maximum fast charging values/wattages of Apple devices?

From what I understand, many of Apple’s iOS (and iPad OS) capable devices are capable of fast charging since the iPhone 6 (6s?) was released. And nowadays, all MacBooks (MacBook, MacBook Pro and ...
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MacBook Pro not charging under heavy load

My MacBook Pro (2017, 15 inch, Touch Bar) is not charging under heavy load (full load on CPU + GPU when working with 3D programs in VM): When I close the processes that consume system resources, it ...
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Can I use a lightning to USB cable to charge an iPhone through an iPad (iPadOS, Pro 9.7)?

Since you can charge with the new iPad Pro, I was wondering if something similar could be done using the lightning to USB adapter and the charging cable
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Macbook Pro charging port isolation paint dried out

Macbook Pro model A1278 charging port isolation paint dried out. Now it is naked, just magnets. Could this be a problem for computer
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Does charging to 100% damage an iPhone battery

I have an XR and as I am indoors a lot of the time, my phone does spend a few hours charging at 100% (although I unplug at night). It's rare that I let the phone run past 80% and even rare that it ...
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MacBook Pro immediately shuts down when disconnected from charger, auto starts when opening MacBook, even after shutdown

I am running macOS 10.14.6 on a late 2013 MacBook Pro. The system immediately shuts down when the charger is unplugged. Oddly, even after intentionally shutting down the computer, it auto-starts ...
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What is the maximum wattage/amperage the Magic Mouse 2 can consume?

Oddly I have to charge these things a lot and I'm trying to determine which power of AC-USB charger to buy without being wasteful. For example, if I use a 12W (2.4 amp) iPad charger, will the magic ...
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Battery status in menu bar is not changing though It is charging?

My Mac book pro 2015 is charging however the battery status is not changing. But when I toggle the button "Show battery status in menu bar" in Energy Saver it shows the correct battery percentage. So ...
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AirPods not charging due to contact issue between the AirPod and the case

After placing both AirPods in the case and taking them out long after they should've been fully charged, I noticed that the left AirPod was at 1%, while the right AirPod was at 100%. This happens ...
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set audio alarm for when charger is disconnected

My macbook air is getting old, so the battery is rather unreliable. This means I have to keep it constantly charged, or my computer may shut down suddenly as the battery plummets. But the charger is ...
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Why do I have to unlock an iPad to charge it?

When I plug in the "iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular" to the MacBook, it always says "unlock this iPad to use accessories." What it doesn't say is that it also won't charge until I do so. Took ...
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MagSafe: Where is the charger ID stored?

I'm about to change my power adapter's cable due to the classic cable fraying. However, according to this, there's data that gets passed around using the 1-Wire protocol. I only see 2 wires on there....
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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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USB-C charger only delivery direct power to Macbook even if battery is not full

I have a USB-C charger 87W which I use for my MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018). It only delivers power to my MacBook but doesn't charge the battery (shows a black icon at the top right-hand corner) even if ...
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How can I charge my MacBook Pro at work?

I have a 15" 2019 MBP and want to be able to charge it at work without carrying my adapter and cable back and forth. At work I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 and two Dell monitors (one is HDMI, the other ...
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What is the voltage output of an Apple 85W MagSafe 2 model A1424 without a load?

I’m looking to understand how to test and evaluate chargers so this is a bit technical a problem. Since MagSafe is proprietary, I can’t consult a USB power distribution specification to know how ...
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iPhone 5s shows low battery symbol with lightning bolt when plugged in

I have an iPhone 5s, purchased in ~2013. The battery is original and has never been replaced. I have had charging problems with it recently - I needed to wiggle the cable to get it to charge. I ...