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Questions tagged [magsafe]

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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Is there any (non-obvious) way to diagnose a damaged magsafe supply on a Thunderbolt display?

I recently had my MacBook (Mid 2015, Retina) repaired for hardware issues related to SMC failure. After about a day of it working, it started having the exact same issues, which is odd considering ...
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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) 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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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 ...
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2013 MacBook Air 13" won't boot - green MagSafe LED

I have a 2013 Macbook Air that suddenly won't boot. It was working as of yesterday. I woke up this morning and it wouldn't start. At the time, the Magsafe2 Adapter was not lit up. My wife has a ...
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my mag safe 2 not working [closed]

I have Mac book pro 15 inch 2015 mid El Capitan OS with a Mag safe 2 85 W but i still not working no light no charging the problem I'm from morocco and there is no apple center and nearest seller is ...
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What are specs of this MagSafe wire, and what is its purpose?

I need to repair a MagSafe power adapter, which has a damaged cable. As you can see in the photos, there is damage to what appears to be shielding. Update: This frayed wire is not “shielding.” ...
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Does using a third party(non-Apple) MagSafe 45W power adaptor cause power problems with MacBookAir

I had to replace my power adaptor of 2010 version MacBookAir with a third party power adaptor (because it was cheaper) a few months down the line I am having to force wake up my MacBookAir and worried ...
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How to reset a magsafe charger that doesn't charge macbook pro's battery?

I have a Magsafe charger (original) that doesn't charge my MacBook Pro's battery. When it is connected, it will allow the machine to switch to power adapter mode (meaning no battery consumption) but ...
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idle power consumption of MagSafe 2 45 W A1436 Power Supply

The title says it: plugged into the wall (120vac), but disconnected from the MacBook Air, how much power is consumed by the power supply?
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MagSafe 1 or 2 for MacBook Pro 2015

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and need to know if I should be using a MagSafe 1 or 2 charger. I've searched around with Google but so far I've found conflicting information. I recently ordered an 85W ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2012 turning on only without battery connected

My MacBook Pro mid-2012 is barely 5 months old and it just won't turn on one day. MagSafe Adapter doesn't show green or orange LED while charging. LED display did not show any lights either. ...
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MagSafe Charger not working

My MagSafe adapter stopped working 10 days ago, so I bought a replacement wire and replaced the original with this third-party wire. It worked fine until this morning. It magically stopped charging! ...
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Macbook Pro (mid-2012) detects adapter/battery but will not charge

I had a pretty bad spill on my mid-2012, 13" Macbook Pro about a week ago (just water, but it got on the keyboard and the system shut itself off). Fearing the worst, I did everything I felt I could, ...
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Will an 85W power adapter fry the MBP 13" Mid 2009? [duplicate]

According to Apple, the 60W version of Magsafe is compatible with the MBP 13" Mid 2009. However, I've read that the 85W version is also compatible and leads to faster charge times. I'll keep this ...
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same power chord for Magsafe 2 and Lightning

I have a Mac Air 13" and an iPhone 5. Is there a power cord / adapter that will work for both of them? My goal is to be able to plug one power cord into both of them.
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Can I glue a MagSafe connector broken at the “computer” end?

On the left is what I have; wire part on the left, broken off part on the right. The right is what I would like. I can just take the broken off part and hold it against the wire part to make it the ...
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How many types of MagSafe are there?

Now that MagSafe is dead in favor of USB-C, how many types of MagSafe are there and how do I identify which one matches my computer?
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Test MagSafe charger without computer?

I have a MacBook Air, 2013-era, that will not charge. Plugging it into the charger briefly causes the "battery is dead, plug in" graphic to show up on the screen. The connection seems pretty solid and ...
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No green light on Mid 2011 13" MBA, continues to charge. Why is it not on? Could this be an issue with the SMC?

My magsafe charger has no green light, but my mac is charging. I have tried a SMC reset and still, no green light.
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Macbook Air Magsafe 1 charging port burning out repeatedly

I have been consistently having problems with my Macbook Air Purchased in Dec 2012 (Model A1369) Following is the sequence of problems I have faced : Magsafe 1 charger pins burned out (2 years ago), ...
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Is magsafe 2 charger somehow associated with a Macbook by serial?

My Magsafe2 charger just broke down. We have 2 Macbook Pros in house, and I can't be sure which is which. If it's my charger, I'll have to buy a new one. If it belongs to the other macbook - it should ...
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MacBook Pro Power Supply Options

We seem to have a lot of problems with genuine Apple power supplies for our MacBooks failing at the spot where the cable enters the case. So I've got some questions: Suggestions for best practices ...
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My MacBook Pro (2010) doesn't charge

My MacBook Pro (2010) doesn't want to charge when I plug my MagSafe into it. This is what I get: I already looked at Apple's support page, but it still doesn't work at all. How can I make my computer ...
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MagSafe LED sometimes won't light up

I have a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. As of a week ago, occasionally when I plugged in the MagSafe Adapter, the LED doesn't light up. The problem is fixed by unplugging the power adapter ...