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Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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USB-C Power Injector

I was wondering if a device exists for this yet: I have a normal screen that currently as an AUKEY HDMI to USB-C running from it to my 2017 MacBook Pro. It works well. I charge the laptop with the ...
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iPhone 7 battery quickly discharges after using Philips dual USB car charger

I drove a car for about 3 hours and during the ride my iPhone 7 was connected to the Philips dual USB car charger. All this time screen was on and also was using Waze app. In addition to this another ...
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Is it safe to charge iPhone while it is powered off?

When I am in a rush I often plug my phone into it's charger and then turn it off (if I do it vise-versa it will turn on when I plug it in). I have found it charges a estimated 1.5x faster then while ...
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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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Macbook Pro Battery Condition: Replace Now [duplicate]

My Macbook Pro ( Retina 13 inch early 2015), all of a sudden, started showing "Condition: Replace Now" on battery. Everything was working fine till last night; when I turned on the laptop in the ...
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Is it safe to use 2 Power sources into a MacBook Pro 2016 15"

I have a 4k monitor that has power over usb-c but it is only supplying 15W instead of what it advertised of 60W. So I was wondering if I could charge my Mac with its 87W power supply while having the ...
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Macbook Pro Battery 0% and wrong date

Model: MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 While I was working, I didn't realize that the battery was low and as a result, my MacBook Pro shut down when the battery had no power. So, then I ...
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60w charger only delivering 5.5w to battery?

I've just bought and installed a replacement battery for my 15" late 2012 MBP (non retina). The battery is not OEM but from iFixit as they are in my opinion the next best thing. I was interested to ...
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Force MacBook to drain the battery while connected to charger

I leave my MacBook Pro on my desk nearly all the time, connected to the charger with the lid closed, connected to an external display. I've heard this is bad for the battery health, and everyone in ...
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Are Macbook Pros with a rusted / corroded MagSafe port safe to operate?

So I have MacBook Pro 13" 2015 and when I connect the MagSafe power connector to it, it seems like it’s more difficult to charge. So I check the MagSafe port and want to clean it I think. When I ...
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Is it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with international plug adapter?

This question has been asked of European adapters, however, I am traveling to some other countries such as India, Thailand, and Indonesia. I wonder if it is safe to charge my MacBook Pro and iPhone 8 ...
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One USB-port on MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work.

I have a problem with one of my USB-ports on my Macbook. I can plug in my charger for my Jaybird X3 headphones and charge them, but I can't charge my iPhone for example. And no data from the iPhone is ...
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Mid-2017 13" Touch Bar Macbook Pro Won't Turn On or Charge

I am trying to diagnose a 13" mid-2017 touch bar MacBook Pro (Model A1706 EMC 3163) that will not charge or turn on. This issue showed up a few days ago when the Apple-provided charger appeared to ...
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Macbook Air 2017 won't charge

I have the MacBook Air 2017 and until today it was working fine. Now, when I plug in the Mag Safe connector the light doesn't turn on nor does the computer detect that I've plugged the cable in. I'...
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My iPad won't turn on even though it has charge

my ipad 2 won't turn on after i dropped it. it had 93% charge and is still on charge but won't turn on. i have pressed the power button, home button and both at the same time. i don't have a iTunes ...
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Can I charge an iPad from a 14 volt cigarette lighter socket?

I have a small airplane which provides 14V (volts) through a cigarette lighter socket. Can I use this to charge an iPad?
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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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Prevent Macbook from Charging past a certain level

I've had a previous MBP (5,3) with battery swelling. Looking around the stackexchange it doesn't seem too unusual even on newer models. A bit of reading I've seen tells me this can be caused by ...
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Can I charge from portable battery on a Late 2013 MacBook Pro?

I don't know a lot about the in's and out's of Apple charging devices. I have a RavPower 26800 PD USB type C battery, and they are meant to be able to charge a MacBook of various descriptions at ...
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Late 2008 13" MacBook not detecting brand new battery

I bought a broken late 2008 13" Aluminum Unibody MacBook on eBay. Supposedly, according to the listing, Apple had said the original battery needed to be replaced. The other issue was the slightly-...
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Can I charge my Macbook pro 2015 without using MagSafe 2 power port?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) https://www.apple.com/in/macbook-pro/specs-2015/. Now after three years of use, the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. I tried to reset the ...
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“Battery not charging” on MacBook Pro

I have the infamous "battery not charging" problem on my 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. The power source shows as "Power source: power adapter". I checked system info and I have 1100+ cycles, which I guess ...
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Connecting two monitors to MacBook Pro 2017 while charging it

I am using a 13" MacBook Pro 2017 with a Shinevi Hyperdrive adapter for access to a wider variety of ports, granting my access to a single Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB Type-C port, and a single HDMI port....
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MacBook Pro battery drains quickly

I am using a MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015, running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The current cycle count is 505, and battery "State of Health" according to coconut Battery is 85.2%. Here is the battery ...
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When you charge your MacBook, does it matter which thing you plug in first?

Should you connect the power cord to your notebook and then plug the power cord into the socket, or should you plug in the socket and then the notebook? Are there any recommendations from Apple? ...
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Macbook pro (retina, early 2015) battery charging problem

I was working with my Apple Macbook pro (retina, early 2015) last night when I suddenly realized that battery is not charging while adapter is plugged in. I searched in the net and found there is a ...
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early 2015 13 inch macbook air shuts off when disconnected to power [duplicate]

my macbook air shuts down 0-30 seconds after I unplug it from the magsafe. the computer says it's at 90%, and charging; I did an SMC reset, ran apple diagnostics (no issues detected), cleaned the ...
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MacBook Air shows battery as power source when plugged in

I have a MacBook Air (mid 2011) that I only use from time to time. The battery no longer works but I don't mind since I really only use this machine when connected via the power adapter. The problem ...
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Macbook Air - old battery charges, replacement battery does not

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I have searched and not found anyone with the specific problem I'm experiencing. My MacBook Air (A1466, Mid 2012) has a third party battery that is nearing the ...
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Charge macbook 2015 from ipad charger [duplicate]

I was try and my macbook can charger with ipad charger (i see output 5.2v-2.4a) with usb A to C convert. But when i read on my macbook charger, it is have 2 output : 14.5v-2.0a and 5.2v-2.4a my ...
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Is there a hidden way to fast charge an iPhone/iPad from a newer USB-C Mac?

I am charging my iPhone from a newer Thunderbolt 3/USB C enabled MacBook (in my case MacBook Pro 2016) with USB C to lightning cable from Apple. What I know is: For example there is an iPhone 8/8 ...
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Charging a USB type-c equipped MacBook Pro with a non-Mac charger - would it harm the battery?

I've realised that I'm able to charge my new USB type-c ported MacBook Pro using an iPad charger (with a 3rd party cable) and also I can use my old Google Nexus 5X fast charger which has USB type-c ...
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How are the three modes of the MacBook Pro usb-c charger being used?

I'm trying to figure out what usb-c charging hubs would be useful to charge my MacBook Pro. The specs for the charger that is included (61W) says: Output: 20.3V - 3A (USB PD) or 9V - 3A (USP PD) or 5....
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MacBook randomly shuts down [duplicate]

This is likely the same problem I saw reported countless times. However, mine comes with a twist, so I wonder if anyone can provide extra insight. Briefly, my laptop randomly shuts down (I think it ...
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iPhone not charging from laptop?

I have recently had some problems charging my iPhone 7 from my 2013 Macbook Air. For a while, the phone would only charge if I had the lightning cable turned a certain way, otherwise it would do that ...
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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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Loud noise charging Macbook Pro USB-C

Anyone ever had a loud noise coming from the speakers when inserting the usb charger? When I say a loud noice, I mean a screeching, metal-scraping-like sound at full volume. My volume was turned off ...
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iPad Mini - Stuck in black Apple & White Background loop

I didn't even do anything to my iPad mini but the battery went out. When I charged it with my cable it kept on showing the white background and the black apple screen and now I can't turn it on. Is ...
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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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Double sound notification when plugging in iPhone X with Fast Charge

I recently purchased an iPhone X, and along with it I also purchased a 29W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C—Lightning cable. This setup is supposed to enable Fast Charging of the iPhone X. However, ...
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iPhone 6 discharging instead of charging

I have an iPhone 6. It's (unfortunately but unavoidably) had repairs at a third-party repair shop for a new battery, and later a new USB connector - I think the contacts finally wore out, I use it a ...
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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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Can AirPods be be used with multiple Charging Case units?

Can I use one pair of AirPods with two or more Charging case units? Can I take turns charging the case, and deposit AirPods into either without any bother? Apple sells a Charging Case for USD $69. ...
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Turn off vibrate when charging wirelessly

When I place my compatible iPhone on a wireless charger, it slowly falls off the charger over time as vibrations come in from messages. I appreciate the notification, but not if it will cause the ...
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Weird Linux and/or MagSafe charger glitch

This is... confusing to say the least. A few months ago, the battery in my 2010/2011 MacBook Pro completely died, complete with a Permanent Failure Flag. Today, I replaced it, and things are really ...
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Minimum charging voltage for an iPhone 6

I am creating a solar panel charger for my iPhone. For the charger I need to know the minimum charging voltage for the phone to begin to charge. What is the minimum voltage required for an iPhone to ...
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coconutBattery indicates iPhone 6 problem

My iPhone 6 with ios 11.2.1 seems to lose charge too quickly. I connected my iPhone to my iMac and ran the app coconutBattery. the app reports the charge on my phone and the charge capacity. It also ...
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Does replacing an iPhone/iPad battery reset the battery stats?

I have purchased a refurbished iPad. It is from a Apple-certified repair shop, but I understand this is not the same as Apple refurbished. On a MacBook with an internal battery, I can see in System ...
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Why does my Qi charging base squeal as my iPhone 8 charges?

I just purchased a iPhone 8 and I was trying to charge it using my Qi charging base that I used on my former Nexus 6. The base worked fine on the Nexus 6 but on the iPhone, it squeals (not sure ...
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When do you replace an iphone 5s battery

When do you replace a the battery of an iPhone 5s? I used an app that said it has 900+ charge cycles. I find I have to charge it constantly because it doesn't hold its charge very well. I know a ...