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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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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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Outer ground pins in MagSafe connector are melting

I had to replace my MagSafe charger for the outer pins in the L connector were worn down. A week later after using my new charger, the same outer pins on the new charger also wore down already. Does ...
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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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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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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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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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MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal

I experienced this behavior two days ago (My MacBook Air is late 2011 version (4.2): I can still power up my Mac, with or without MacSafe charger connected Battery is not charging There is no light. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I clean a MagSafe power port on my MacBook Air

There appears to be a few small metallic fragments clinging to the magnet around the port where the MagSafe power connecter attaches to my MacBook Air. I can still get the cord to (mostly) seat, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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MagSafe2 (fake) replaced power cord

My cat obliterated my power cord yesterday. Being a student, spending around 100 euros on a new charger was not an option. So I found a 10-years-experience-in repairing-electronics-company and they ...
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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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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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Does MagSafe 2 T Connector get really hot when charging?

I've a Macbook Pro Retina 15" Late 2013. My MagSafe 2 connector (T connector) gets really hot when charging. Is it normal ??
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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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How to pack MagSafe cable to prevent its breaking?

I am looking for a (most) powercord-safe way to pack my MagSafe adapter for a daily backpack commute. Official Apple recommendations (as illustrated by third-party videos like this) don't prevent the ...
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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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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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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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Using 45W Power Adapter with MacBook Pro Retina 15

I would like to know if I am able to use a 45W MagSafe Power Adapter in my MacBook Pro Retina 15 with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Adapter. I am normally using the original one (85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter)...
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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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MagSafe Power Cable Going Yellow

Well, my MBP cable has gone yellow after a while. I've tried cleaning it with water, and also toothpaste (with whitening) and that doesn't seem to have removed the yellow stains. I guess I'll try ...
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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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Apple charger port magnet has lost it's pull

My friends laptop was dropped and fell directly on the power charging connector as it was connected to the charger. Now the port still works, but the strength of the magnet that holds the connector ...
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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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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 ...