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Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Stop Macbook from making sound when plugged in to charge

I have a Macbook Air and whenever I plug in the USB-C cable to charge, it makes a notification chirp to indicate it's charging. The problem is that this sound comes out audibly, even when headphones ...
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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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iPhone 5 won't turn on after being off for two weeks

The iPhone was perfectly working. Then it was left home for two weeks. Battery obviously drained out. When I came back, I put the iPhone on the charger for a lot time. However, the iPhone and the ...
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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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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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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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Does iPad still use its battery when it is connected and fully charged?

I use my iPad on my desk with a stand everyday and it is connected to usb cable, which also charges iPad. It usually stays at 100% charge since my cable is connected. In this case...does my iPad ...
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Macbook not charging after depleting battery

OK, this is a bit of a weird one. My wife, thinking someone damaged her Macbook's cable, unplugged it. She then ran the Macbook until it shut down by itself. When I got home, I tested the cable and ...
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Magsafe problem: only works in certain positions

I recently bought a brand-new, genuine Magsafe 60W charger for my mid-2010 MBP (my previous charger died suddenly after months of extreme fraying). Within a few hours of using it, strange and bad ...
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Login screen shows wrong battery percentage

My 2018 Macbook Pro 13 login screen shows 96% and shows no charging indicator even though the power is connected. When I log in it shows 100% and the charging/power indicator. I am running Mojave 10....
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My phone toggles between on and off charge only when plugged into my MacBook Air

Both my MacBook Air and the lightning cable are brand new. I've tried to clean the inside of the charging port of my iPhone 6s.
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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 Pro 13" mid-2012 AC power turns off and on while plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012. Charges fine. But while using it with AC power adapter, and connected to an external monitor, the AC power randomly cuts out (stops charging, cord light goes out, ...
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(MacBook Pro) Wi-Fi becomes slow only when charger plugged in

I'm having weird issues with Wi-Fi in the basement of my girlfriends place. I originally thought it was the thick concrete walls blocking the Wi-Fi from the router upstairs so I bought a repeater ...
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How do you ascertain that the battery drain in an iPhone is software related

So, my iPhone 6 Plus battery has been draining very badly. Whereas I used to get over a day on a single 100% charge, I barely make it half a day now. Even the charging in takes whole night even on a ...
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iPad Air won't turn on only after charging

My iPad Air works fine until I charge it. Then it won't turn on no matter which methods I use. I've tried them all. After two or three days of non use you can turn it on and no problems until next ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect power supply

My MacBook Pro (early 2009) doesn't detect when the power supply is connected and doesn't charge. It behaves as if the power supply was not connected to the MBP. It has 56% battery left and runs fine ...
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iPhone 7 won't charge consistently from MacBookAir 2015

I've had my MacBook 11' 2015 Air since July 2016 and my iPhone 7 since April 2017, and my phone never had any issues charging on my Mac. I'm not sure when it started, but at some point both USB ports ...
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How to tell when Magic Keyboard or Trackpad are charging from bash

So I just registered and have not enough Kharma to comment on the original post (but I can ask a new question and this makes no sense to me; go figure), but I got this excellent script from Will Cain ...
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MacBook shows Power Source as Power Adapter even when unplugged

Similar old questions: MacBook Air shows battery as power source when plugged in MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source My Macbook Pro says I'm ...
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USB charger of Macbook Pro disconnecting rapidly

Suddenly I am facing this strange problem, When I plug my type C charger on Macbook pro, it go on cycle of connecting and disconnecting. I have restarted multiple times, tried all the ports and ...
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2017 MacBook Pro starts with a question mark folder when there is less charge and when it wakes up from sleep

My 2017 MacBook Pro reboots with a question mark folder when the charge is below 50%. When I connect my charger, it starts normally. I also noticed when the Macbook goes to sleep and wakes up, it ...
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Does using apps while the iPhone X is plugged in run down the battery health?

My question is pretty similar to this from a few years ago: When plugged in, does the iPhone use the battery or the external source during heavy use? Basically, I was looking to use my iPhone X with ...
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MacBook pro stops charging when the laptop closed

I'm using MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 version with USB-C cable. The problem is that while charging, it stops when I close the lid. Does anyone know why this happens? and How to solve this?
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MB Pro 13" 2017 - Small Shocks / Static Charge when on charge Grounding through me. Stops when I take feet off floor / unplug macbook

I know this question has been seen a lot - and I'm relatively sure its safe. Just wondering how to get a grounding charger. I have 3 pin UK plug with metal grounding pin HOWEVER there is no connector ...
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iPhone 8 randomly turns off and on, 100% to 0% back to 100% in a minute

I have a iPhone 8, iOS 13.3, and today it's been turning off and on randomly. I've seen posts about this, but none with my exact problem - it seems to be in two modes: Mode 1: doesn't charge at all ...
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iPhone charging gives warning: “[cannot connect USB device]” then “[enter passcode]”

I am using iPhone 6 running iOS 12.4. I had been having trouble getting good connection between lightning cable and charging port. I cleaned-out lint/dirt from the port about 1 month ago, and all was ...
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Early 2015 Macbook Air (A1466) Not Charging

I have searched far and wide to try and solve this issue but have had 0 luck. I have an early 2015 MacBook Air (A1466) that I've kept in great condition over the years. It's never really left my ...
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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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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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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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My AirPods do not keep their charge nor do they charge in general

I am having trouble charging my AirPods. I only got them a month ago and they were working completely fine. I take very good care of them, keeping them in the box when not in use. I came to charge ...
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2017 13-inch Macbook Pro will only charge at 12 Watts

Recently, I have been having battery issues. I lost the 61W charger that came with my Macbook several weeks ago, and in the mean time used a 12W iPad charger. This didn't work fantastically well but I ...
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View charging speed (in watts) on iOS

Somtimes I am curious what speed my iPhone in charging at. If I attach my iPhone to the charging brick which comes out of the box, it will charge at 5W. If I attach it to an iPad charger, it will be ...
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How to charge iPhone from MacBook Pro overnight?

I want the iPhone to be charged connected to the MacBook Pro while I am sleeping. When I connect the iPhone, the computer charges the mobile battery. But when I wake up, the cellphone is not fully ...
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iPhone X won't charge from 2017 MacBook Pro

A few days ago, my iPhone stopped charging from my laptop. I have tried some suggestions and contacted Apple support, but neither was helpful. My phone will charge if it is connected to anything ...
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Mid 2013 MacBook Air charging fine but the light on the cord is out

I tried resetting the SMC as I saw this repeatedly being suggested as the solution but this did nothing. Computer charges fine but any light on the cord is out. Any other suggestions? Am I damaging ...
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How do I charge my USB-C device with my MacBook Pro?

I have a Nexus 5x (Android phone). It uses a USB-C charging cord. When I plug my USB-charging cord into my phone and into a PC I own, the PC charges the phone (as expected). When I instead insert the ...
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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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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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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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Is it safe to use magnetic Qi wireless chargers with the iPhone 8 or iPhone X?

There are a number of Qi wireless chargers that are advertised for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X that hold the phone on by a magnet. From what I have heard, Apple said that any Qi wireless charger will ...
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internal damage to lightning connector

I use my iPhone a lot while the charging cable is plugged in. I keep damaging my lightning connector internally, I suppose, by bending it too much while connected to my iPhone. I go thru a lot of ...
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iPad Will Not Charge or Charges Very Slowly

I recently dug an old ipad out of storage (the model number is A1395), and I would like to begin using it again. Unfortunately, it is having significant trouble charging. When I first attempted to ...
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Mains vibration in iPad?

So that I wouldn't accidentally touch the screen while downloading updates, my iPad was face down on the bed near me. When I inadvertently touched the back of it and moved my hand, I felt a vibration....
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iPhone 5 Charger Problem

About two weeks ago, my lightning cable was torn a little but it was working so I thought I don't need to replace it immediately. A few days ago, after a night of charging, when I woke up in the ...
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Severe performance issues with my Macbook Pro Retina 13 - mid 2014

A few weeks ago I bought a used Macbook Pro Retina and I've been having severe issues with it since. The first thing I did when I bought it was to upgrade from whatever version of OSX it was using to ...
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Phone gets really hot in certain spot when charging?

My iPhone 4s keeps getting really really hot in the top right corner when i start charging it. Its mainly along the top, near the turn off button, all down the right side, and near the camera on the ...
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MagSafe 2 frequently broken

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), once in a longer period of time my MagSafe 2 adapter simply fries. Just a minute ago I fried the third MagSafe 2 adapter in three years time. It occurs with ...
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iPhone does not react to charger unless turned off

I have my iPhone 5S for less than a week. I have charged it fully only once. Cable, charger and phone are new and from the box. When I connect it to the USB charger it does not display the lighting ...