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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Macbook Air charging inconsistently

I read the related entries. My Mac Air 11" from 2011 was charging intermittently when plugged in and shutting off suddenly regardless of battery charge level or adapter connection. This problem has ...
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MacBook 2007 charger

I have a MacBook I bought in 2007 and the charger recently died on me. (I'm assuming the computer itself is still working). I did some research and ordered from Amazon a Magsafe1 60W charger, but ...
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Is it safe to wrap Mac cord with a cloth?

Okay so the cord from the brick has teared a bit and the charger only works on certain angles lol.. So what i did to hold the cord together was tying a cloth around it. I wanted to know is that safe?...
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MacBook Pro MagSafe Charger - Kinks/Rings

So for a while now, my MagSafe on my Mac has some sort of kinks/rings around the cable. This is only seen ABOVE the plastic thing used to tie in the cable when wrapping it, so around a 1-2 inch space ...
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Is it possible to convert a MagSafe 2 connection to MagSafe (original MagSafe 1)?

Is it possible to convert a MagSafe 2 adapter to a MagSafe 1, original, adapter?
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How do I use a power adapter extension cable?

So I got this strange thing here: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK122LL/A/power-adapter-extension-cable It says that The Power Adapter Extension Cable is an AC extension cord that provides ...
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Magsafe's indicator light goes off, battery gets not charged further

Yesterday, all of a sudden, my macbook pro (15 inch early-2016) started to forget how to charge its battery. According to the battery icon, almost everything looks great but one thing. It doesn't ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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What voltage readings should I get from my 60 watt Magsafe?

What voltage readings should I get from my 60 watt Magsafe if I check the pins with a multimeter? My readings are all below 1 volt (I checked all combinations of pins), but I don't know if this is ...
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MBP 2010 15" won't boot without disconnecting power and battery

My MBP 2010 will only power-up if I disconnect power and battery, and then only connect power. When I shut it down, it'll only power up again if I remove the power first for >10 seconds. I've tried ...
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Magsafe charger getting really hot

My MagSafe connector gets really hot to the point that it burns my skin when I touch it. Everything else is fine, my macbook charges fine and does not heat up that much. Is this normal?
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Macbook Air recognizes battery while starting, but later says “no battery available” (battery icon X)

I spilled a full glass of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Air 11" mid-2011 (running OS X Mavericks). After drying everything out, etc., here's what happens when I start the laptop: It has to be ...
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MacBook Air 2012 won't charge or boot

I have a Mid 2012 11" MacBook Air that won't charge or boot. I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. I have researched this and have done everything from ...
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macbook air early 2008 (original) 13inch: 45 W magsafe charger

here Apple has two slightly different adapters called magsafe L 45W: the first one is recommended for my model, but then on the store they only sell the 2nd one: will this be fully compatible with my ...
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Is it safe to swap the “duckhead” connector from an old power supply to a new MagSafe 2?

Working from home today and I just pulled my macbook pro out to realize that I left the "duckhead" part of my magsafe 2 power supply (85W) sitting on my desk when I left the office last night. I ...
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Splice a 45W MagSafe 2 connector onto an 85W PSU?

I have an unused 45W MacBook Air MagSafe 2 PSU, and an 85W MagSafe 1 PSU that my dog chewed the connector off. I'm wondering if splicing the MagSafe 2 connector onto the 85W PSU would allow a MacBook ...
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Can a 2015 Macbook Air MagSafe 2 connector be filed down to work with a 2009 Macbook Pro?

The title pretty much says it all. I ordered a MagSafe 2 power adapter before realizing my MacBook Pro uses the Original MagSafe. After looking at both connectors, it appears the MagSafe 2 connector ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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Explanation for wrong charging wattage / slow charging?

I have a 2013 Retina MBP and a fairly new 85 W Magsafe 2 charger. But when I connect this charger to my Macbook and check in Battery Health, it claims that it is receiving only 49 W. Does anyone know ...
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MacBook Pro battery will not charge even though cycle count is below max count

I haven't used my MacBook Pro (Mid 2011 version with non-removable battery) for over 6 months, as I was out of country. Now it only works on power connected and battery won't change. Symptoms I ...