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Apple's trademark for magnetically-coupled external power adapters that provide power and charge the batteries in portable Macintosh computers including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air

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Battery Not Charging and Light Not Showing Up Again

I just have got a Macbook Pro Retina 2014. The charger is new and 85 Watt. I have two issues. When I first connected the charger, there was 54% charge on the laptop and for only 1 second the green ...
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MacBook MagSafe 2 Charger only works in wall socket, and not in an extension cable

Edit: OK, the weirdness factor for me has gone off the charts. Now, everything works in all situations I described below 10 mins later. I tried everything I did below several times, you know, measure ...
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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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Diagnosing a MacBook that decided to stop powering. (A1342)

I have performed a series of upgrades on my MacBook 2010 (A1342). However, I dropped a screw, opened the device back up and fished it out and then closed it again. But when I then hit the power button,...
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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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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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MacBook battery won't charge but powers on either battery or direct power source

My MacBook won't charge. When I plug the magsafe adapter it doesn't light up (no amber nor green). I tried using a friend's charger to check if the adapter is at fault but the result is the same. So I ...
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Are frayed cables of Apple lightning cord or Macbook Power Adapter covered by warranty?

It is quite famous that users posted frayed lightning cable or Macbook Power Adapter cable on the Internet or Tumbler. Here is for Google image for lightning, and another one for the Power Adapter. ...
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Are the 45W, 60W, 85W Power Adapter for Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, interchangeable? [duplicate]

My past experience has been, the 45W Power Adapter was able to charge a Macbook Pro 15 inch fine. (maybe it was just slow but it gets the job done). At the same time, the 85W one worked fine for a ...
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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 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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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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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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What input voltages does the 85W Magsafe 2 power adapter accept?

I have an 85W Magsafe 2 (A1242, MD506LL) power adapter which has been happily driving my MacBook Pro from US and Canadian 110V AC power. I am about to take this power adapter to Europe. Will I be able ...
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MacBook Pro won’t charge after a power outage

Here’s the story: I left my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 plugged in for the night, and during the night there was a power outage. When I woke up there was no electricity, so I just unplugged the charger ...
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Macbook Pro 12,1 A1502 Power Issues

I have a Macbook Pro 12,1 A1502 that has the following problems. When the charger is connected the light turns green for a few seconds then orange which I believe is normal behaviour. However the ...
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What's the best way to wind a MagSafe 2 around the clip and power brick to make it easier to transport?

I'm totally blind, and have a MacBook with MagSafe 2 connected to the extension cable. Would somebody be able to explain how the cable can be wound around the clip on the MagSafe 2 and the pop-out ...
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Do all Magsafe adapters have removable extension cables?

I have a 60W MagSafe charger (2012 Macbook Pro) and am wondering if the extension cord is removable so that I can just plug the actual "brick" into the wall with a fitted adapter? It doesn't seem like ...
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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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Can I use a powerbank to charge a turned off macbook?

If its allowed I'll link an example case. Powerbank Output:DC 5V/2.4A, Type C 5V/3A. Laptop is 2015 MBP 13". Someone told me it's MagSafe 2 power socket won’t charge with anything lower than about ...
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USB to MagSafe 2 Adapter

In case of an emergency, I'd like to use my solar powerbank to charge my Macbook 2015 13". It outputs 2.1A 5V, and I learned that the MBP can be charged with that, but I don't know if that's actually ...
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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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How can I evaluate the safety of these Magsafe 2 USB-C Charge Cables?

They look like and claim to be USB-C to Magsafe 2 cables, that allow you to charge up on the go from a USB-C wall adaptor. Link 1: https://jgotech.com/collections/usb-c-power-delivery/products/...
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MacBook Air battery not charging - very strange issues [duplicate]

I have been repairing a water-damaged MacBook Air 2015. Initially the machine would only boot with the battery disconnected and power connected, but then die after around 20 minutes. The MagSafe light ...
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Can an 85w MagSafe charger (model#: A1172) be used safely with a MBPro 13.3” retina? [duplicate]

I’ve read through a few threads on here on this subject - which give very detailed information - but just wish to ask, by way a safety/ sanity check, the following... I have a MacBook Pro 13” Retina ...
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Is this MacBook charger counterfeit?

I bought a supposedly original charger for my MacBookPro9,2 (A7A048) 2012 Macbook pro. It does feature the apple logo etched into the plastic, it also says Designed by Apple in California ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display (video and power) to one USB-C

I've got an Apple Cinema Display with ThunderBolt-2 and MagSafe-1 connector and would love to combine these two cables to one ThunderBolt-3 to supply power to the Mac and video and sound to the ...
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Do I have enough evidence to conclude that my 2017 MacBook Air's problem is in the logic board? [duplicate]

I'm trying to revive a MacBook Air 2017 that suffered a liquid spill (diet Crystal Light on the keyboard). After a week of drying, open, in an aggressively dehumidified room, it started up and behaved ...
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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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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 my Magsafe 2 Power Adapter fake?

Look please at the pictures below. The old charger is genuine when I bought a ME865 (sealed box). Today I bought MF841 (2nd) along with a new one. Is this a fake? AC Charger Information: Connected:...
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Can I use a DC 60W 18v 3A solar pannel to power my macbook pro 15" retina mid-2012?

I have found this solar pannel ( https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Suaoki-60-w-Panneau-Solaire-5-v-USB-et-18-v-DC-Sortie-Portable-Pliable-Puissance/32935273533.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.8.83....
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MacBook Pro not booting

I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro that won't boot up. Faced this problem quite a while ago, so i sent it in for repair and was told the logic board may need replacement. The store told me they tested my ...
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What are the electrical requirements for magsafe charging?

I'm supplying power to a MacBook Pro via a magsafe cable from a broken 60 W power supply. Is it safe (1) to omit the initial high impedance 6 V or 3 V and simply apply "14,5V to 18,5V on Magsafe 1 ...
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Burned magsafe dc in board ports: Replace, even if working?

I have noticed that two of the pin plugs on my magsafe dc in board, the ones, which are for power are blacked. As far as I know, this is due to moisture. Right now everything is working fine, however ...
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How safe is it to replace the magsafe 2 connector with another one by simply connecting the wires?

I have a problem with my magsafe 2 adaptor, it has been stopping to work occasionally for a while now. Until now I always managed to get it to work by yanking the cable (in order to unstuck the pins), ...
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Can i charge mag safe 1 laptop via external portable battery ?

Ive got a mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro with which has a magsafe 1 power port. Is it possible to charge this model of laptop with an external battery like the 20000 Mah units you can get to charge phones ...
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Can magnetic adapters for USB-C be dangerous?

As it is well-known, Apple has scrapped the MagSafe connector. Thanks Apple, was too good to keep :-( I'm considering the purchase of one of the many magnetic adapters available on the market. But I'...
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Reattach magsafe connector on logic board

I accidentally removed the dc connector socket while cleaning the logic board of my macbook. I can no longer put it back (it doesn't stay on or falls off immediately). Is it possible to reattach or ...
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Macbook Air charger not working

The circumstances of my Macbook Air (late 2010 model) and its inability to charge the battery are a bit unique from the other cases I've read about on forums: My battery would not charge, and the ...
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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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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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Can I charge my MacBook Pro 2015 without using MagSafe 2 power port?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Now after three years of use, the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. I tried to reset the SMC by holding down the left side shift control ...
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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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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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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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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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Macbook Power Adapter Prongs Burnt

I was travelling in China with my Macbook and USB-C Power Adapter. While plugged in at a hotel, the prongs of adapter got burnt. Is it okay to just replace the prongs, or is it likely that the ...
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Macbook charge cable doesn't work in my macbook. Macbook #2's cable works in my macbook. Why isn't my macbook able to charge with my cable?

So, I've been having an issue on and off for a year or two where my macbook airs magsafe charger wouldn't actually charge my device, and I'd have to reset the SMC 10+ times to get it to recognize my ...