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Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Macbook Pro Retina – “Battery Is Not Charging”

My Retina MacBook Pro is currently on 4% battery power, but when I plug it in, the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and ...
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MagSafe light turns out orange after few seconds

Is it normal for MagSafe to have orange light (not directly to be green light) 3-4 seconds after plugged to outlet ? I'm a bit nervous with this matter as I've just bought a new mbp after my ...
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My iPod 5th Gen won't turn on

I have an iPod Touch 5th gen and I use a cheap £1 charger to charge it up. Recently my iPod ran out of battery so I plugged it in using the charger and the iPod was completely unresponsive. I tried ...
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iPad Discharged and not charging

My iPad was in good health when it was used last. That was about 8 month ago. Now it wont come on and on connecting it to the charger, the low battery sign comes on with the 3 red stripes. That's all ...
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Strange Macbook 13 Retina MagSafe port problem

My Macbook Pro 13 Retina only charges (charger lights up and charges) if FIRST I plug the charger to the macbook THEN I join the metal part of the charger cable (see pictures). If I do it the other ...
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After using fake charger with my Macbook Pro Retina 13, an original new one won't light up

I bought by mistake a fake MagSafe 2 charger for my Macbook Pro 13 Retina. After using it for around a month I decided to pay more and buy the original one for the sake of my battery health. After ...
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Is there an easy fix for an old iPhone 5s battery?

I have had my iPhone 5s for almost two years now, and the battery has been dying quickly. For example, even when my phone is on airplane mode, it will drop from 90% charged to 85% charged within two ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13,3" tingling/buzzing sensation [duplicate]

Okay, so YESTERDAY i bought my (super very wow expensive) Macbook Pro Retina 13,3". Huge investment for me. Yesterday night i tried charging i for the first time, and it started tingling against the ...
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Is it possible to charge my MacBook Air from a powerbank?

I recently bought a powerbank that has two USB outlets. It's great for charging my phone and iPad. Is it possible to charge my MacBook Air from the powerbank? If it's not possible to do this "out of ...
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How can I keep my Apple Watch from draining my iPhone's battery?

I used to have to charge my iPhone 5s just once a day, over night. Now that I'm using an Apple Watch, I find that I have to charge my phone 3 or 4 times because my battery is draining. I'm not using ...
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Using a USB 3 port as a power delivery port for quicker charging of connected devices

My Android phone charges via a USB 2 micro-usb connector and is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA provided by USB 2 data mode. Is it possible to configure my Mac so that its USB 3 port ...
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Unusual problem regarding old water damage, new battery not charging macbook air mid 2011

I have quite strange problem. I had some water damage on my computer few month ago. After it dried completely computer worked only when I unplugged the battery but if I unplugged the charger my ...
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Which chargers to buy for a charging station?

To make a charging station effective, it needs to be able to charge all recent Apple laptops. As you know, Apple chargers are not cheap. So, we'd like to buy as few chargers as possible. Given this ...
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Thunderbolt dock statation power charging

There are two types of dock stations on the market: Docks use external MagSafe adapter to charge MBP. (MagSafe should be bought additional from Apple). Docks with only Thunderbolt connection to MBP. ...
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How to retrieve data from iphone 4s when connector/charger is broken

My iphone 4s charger/connector broke. My phone ran out of battery, is unchargeable and unbootable. It also will not connect to any computer or other device. I took it to the Genius bar and they ...
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I know my battery should be replaced, but is that all of the problem? (Update)

Updated: I am using a MacBookPro8,1 with a non-replaceable battery. Recently that battery charging status was saying,Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So ...
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1st Gen MacBook Air Charger: Will it work with Late 2010 MBA?

The original MacBook Air's charger looks a little different than the L-connector MagSafe 1 that the later gen Macbook Air's have. Here's the first gen: It looks like the actual plug interface is the ...
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Macbook Pro not charging

My 2009 Macbook pro is not charging. I recently bought a new power adapter and when I plug it in the computer starts up fine although the date is set back to Jan 1 2001. When I click on the battery ...
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Can I use a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13“ charger with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13” with the MagSafe Adapter?

I bought a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" but eventually upgraded to a newer Retina Late 2013 13" model. I'd like to get another charger, but I'm curious if I could use the old charger that came with ...
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iPad plugged to charger turns off due to low battery

My iPad is connected to charger yet battery level decreases (not as fast as plugged off but still). Is it a fault that can be directed to Apple Support for warranty or normal behaviour? I though that ...
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Iphone 5 error, what can i do?

Last night my phone just turned off even though it had 53% charge. it would only turn back on if I plugged the charger in, and after being on for 40 seconds or so the phone turns off again, the screen ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance issues....
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Not able to charge iPhone 5

I have already tried more than 5 chargers but still my iPhone 5 is not getting charged. If I buy a new charger then it works fine for a week. Why is this occurring and how can I fix it?
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No Battery Available

I have a MacBook Pro 15", early 2011. Earlier this week, I brought it home and plugged it in, and there was an X through the battery. Did an SMC reset, and it started charging again. The next day it ...
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Why isn't my iPhone 4S charging (apparently) only in some places?

I charge the phone at home using the Apple wall adapter that came with the phone and an Amazon basics 30-pin-to-USB cable. I have been doing so for over a year (i.e. since I purchased the cable). I ...
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iPhone LED / Flash light on charging?

I just recently bought an iphone this year, and need to know if it has any led flash light for letting my know that it's charging? I have iPhone 5c, and it's got this setting for light for call and ...
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My Macbook Pro says I'm connected to a power source even when unplugged

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 (Macbook 7,1) that is acting a bit weird. The battery status always says I'm connected to a power source even when the charger is unplugged. The battery still discharges, ...
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MacBook Pro failing Internet Recovery with exclamation mark

My MacBook Pro from 2009 restarts itself and doesn't charge, I tried recovery hd but I hadn't used Time Machine so the option is not there and now I'm trying Internet Recovery it give an exclamation ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15'' Late 2013 Stoppped Charging

Related questions here and here. Hi everyone. This is what happened to me: I was giving a class, in a 200 people auditorium, and there were lots of power extensions and cables for everyone to ...
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iPhone 4S 64GB not charging unless switched off

My iPhone is simply not charging unless I switch it off while it is already plugged in. I suspect it to be a software problem, as when its off it charges. Windows does not seem to recognize the device ...
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MacBook shows it is charging when MagSafe is green

My MacBook currently shows this even though the MagSafe charger has a green light. Does anyone know why this is? If it helps I am on a MacBook Air late 2010 with 819 cycle counts, 4,995mAh (...
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Why is there a pause before the light comes on/mac starts charging when plugging in?

My mental model of a charger is that you plug it in and electricity fires out of it like a hose whether you like it or not. When I plug in my macbook charger, it often takes a few seconds before the ...
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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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Battery is not charging despite SMC reset

I have a problem with charging of my Battery which has been appeared last night. It was working perfectly well for a long time. All of my friends who had different laptops were so jealous at my ...
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Optimum way of charging apple devices?

I have recently read the article Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? The article listed the following points: You can leave your phone plugged into the charger ...
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iPod Touch 1st Gen charging rebooting loop

I have a 1st Generation iPod touch. When I try to charge it, it goes into a loop: The very low battery logo displays The black screen with white apple logo is displayed The screen shuts down And ...
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iPod Touch will charge from computer USB, but not from AC outlet

I have an iPod Touch. If I plug it into the AC outlet, with a AC/USB power adapter, the iPod will charge to about 20%, and then stop charging. However, if I plug it into a computer USB outlet (using ...
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MacBook Air's battery doesn't charge, Service Battery state, but only 400 cycles

Yesterday everything was fine with the battery in my MacBook Air 13'' 2012 (2 years old). It was lasting for 4-5 hours like new. Today, all of a sudden, the battery has stopped charging at all (I have ...
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Enable bluetooth only when charging iphone 5s

I don't want to manually switch bluetooth on and off periodically. Is there any way (including apps) that can enable bluetooth when the device is charging, but disable it when the charge cord is ...
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Why is my iPhone 5S battery draining overnight and very quickly?

A few days ago I was charging my phone in my car and it stopped charging, and I noticed that the cord had a little hole and smoke was coming out of there. I was buying some food from a local shop, and ...
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Once I disconnect from the mains, can I leave the charger cable in the Mac?

I use my MacBook Pro on battery as much as possible, recharging when needed and once a month running it down to recalibrate etc. However, when the battery is charged to 100% I unplug the charger from ...
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Battery Cycles being used very fast

I am using a 13-inch mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It is about 3 weeks old and already has clocked 13 charge cycles. Is this too high ?
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iPad battery level doesn't increase when in use while charging

When I plug my ipad 3 in to charge while using it, the battery icon shows it is charging but the battery level percentage doesn't change. If it's at 18% when I plug in, it remains at 18% until I put ...
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Is it better for the battery to leave the iPad plugged when charging is done?

I charge my iPad. Later, I notice that the battery is charged at 100 %. Now, what is better to preserve the battery capacity ? Unplugging the cable. Leaving the cable plugged. The answer may vary ...
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Trying to restart a MacBook Pro that went off by itself with a battery that indicated “Service Battery”?

My daughter's MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model) just went off while she was using it. Battery was reporting that it required servicing, so apparently, she was pushing it. After it went black, it would ...
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Mac Air -first no sound, now it won't charge

First the sound went out on my macbook air. I was in the airport and tried everything I knew, nothing worked. Then I went to plug into an outlet I found, and realized it wasn't charging. It does ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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How to make iPhone turned on after charging

I often charge my iPhone when it ran out of battery. I often postponed charging my iPhone until it really run out of battery. After I charge my iPhone, I usually go to sleep or rest or forget about ...
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If we run out of battery and then charge iPhone, will it turn back on?

I just called by my lawyers 133 times for some very important message. My iPhone is just 3 meters in front of me being charged. Finally my lawyer come to my apartment and we both saw that the iPhone ...
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Iphone 3GS not charging

My IPhone was on 20% last night and I immediately plugged it in to the wall, it continuously kept connecting and disconnecting and at times giving "Charging is not supported with this accessory". ...