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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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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 ...
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MacBook Pro rapid battery degradation

I recently acquired a second-hand (new, for me) MacBook Pro Retina Mid-2012 model. Also, in the near past, I upgraded it to El Capitan, and it is currently on OS X 10.11.1 (15B42). Last week, it ...
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Is the “Battery Is Not Charging” state harmful?

I have an Early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro. Sometimes I forget my charger and end up using my girlfriend's charger, which is for a 2011 MacBook Air, with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. When I do so, ...
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My Macbook Air's Charger will not charge when plugged in, I've already reset the SMC. I also just got it back from Apple…What can I do?

I've drained my battery looking for the answer to my question even more... please help! The charger works some days. I had found a combination of keys that help turn the light on once, but I can't ...
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Why doesn't a stripped/cracked MagSafe power cable shock?

Behold, the fate of all (poorly handled) MagSafe power cables: Why doesn't this shock me? I've read that MagSafe cables are low voltage, but I don't even get a tingle. Is there any danger of shock, ...
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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 85W weight

I want to find out the (average) weight of a MagSafe 85W adapter, but I could not find anything really useful on the internet. I bought an adapter that weighs about 210 grams, whereas my old one (...
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Magsafe charger behaving strange

I have a Macbook Pro 15 late 2011. The charger has started to act funky the last few days. What happens is that I connect it. Light shows as green on the connector and then switches to orange if it ...
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85W MagSafe adapter has stopped working

Yesterday I noticed that my 85W MagSafe adapter had stopped working. I usually leave it plugged in constantly to my MacBook Pro (but not constantly on at the switch). The LED on the plug that ...
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Is something on the IO logic board burnt or..?

yesterday, i plugged my macbook pro to charge, and my magsafe charger got a little burn where it connects to the magsafe charger (wall->magsafe). Now my macbook pro won't charge, no light, no nothing, ...
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Is there any danger to my devices in testing possibly-bad cables?

I've been cleaning out my room lately, and in the process I've dug out several cables, both MagSafe and Lightning, in various states of disrepair. I want to plug them into my devices to see if they ...
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MagSafe 2 frequently broken

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), once in a longer period of time my MagSafe 2 adapter simply fries. Just a minute ago I fried the third MagSafe 2 adapter in three years time. It occurs with ...
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Lost the plug for my MagSafe 2 adapter, can I get it at Apple authorized repair sites?

I lost the plug (duckhead) of my MagSafe 2 adapter, I know some people sell them on eBay, though I do not know if they are genuine/safe to use. Is it possible to buy them at Apple authorized repair ...
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MacBook unibody 2010 will not charge reliably

I have a 2010 MacBook unibody (the white one, not the Pro) and I have been having all sorts of trouble with it. While I have most of the other problems figured out, there is one that keep persisting ...
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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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How to make MagSafe2 charger stronger

I used to have a L shaped MagSafe charger for my 2010 MBA. Now I have my 2015 MBP I now need to use the T shaped MagSafe2 charger. The only issue is because the angle the wire is on the connecter (and ...
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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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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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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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Is it okay to use the cord from a Magsafe adapter with a different wattage?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air. The original Magsafe cord was getting flimsy, so I cut the old cord, got a spare one from eBay and soldered it to the power adapter. However, I realised the wattage rating ...
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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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Magsafe 1 Charger to Replace Magsafe 2 Charger

My current Magsafe 2 charger broker, and I was wondering if my other Magsafe 1 charger can replace this Magsafe 2 charger?
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Options for Replacing 60w Magsafe Power Supply

For the second time in four weeks I've had to re-solder the mag safe cord back on to the power supply. This time, unlike the first, the cord broke on the negative terminal on the circuit board itself. ...
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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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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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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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Can't power on without SMC reset whilst holding power

Grabbed out my old unused White Macbook 13" Mid 2009 (Macbook 5,2) because I'd like to donate it to someone. However, it wouldn't power on or charge (no light on the MagSafe adapter). I worked out ...
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Are Apple's AC Cords for MagSafe (1+2) always the same?

I am getting a customised MacBook Pro Retina and it will have a AC Cord for Britain, but I need one for EU/Germany. So can I easily switch the AC Cord of my MagSafe 2 to a German one? Are these Cords ...
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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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Purchase a MagSafe 2 Cord Only?

My dog decided it wanted to make my MacBook Air Charger (MagSafe 2) his new chew toy. Is it possible to buy just the cord that connects to the charger and the MacBook Air? I can only find the charger ...
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MacBook Pro stopped working, won't turn on, MagSafe adapter blinking green

I was working on MacBook Pro (2012), the battery was full and the MagSafe adapter light was green. When I connected an iPhone USB cable, the MacBook Pro immediately went black (it shut off without ...
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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 power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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How can I set external display as primary and turn off internal display without connected MagSafe power cable?

When I connected MagSafe power cable to Mac and close lid, secondary display become a primary and dock migrate to it. But when I disconnected MagSafe power cable - the primary and secondary monitors ...
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using Apple products abroad: just replace the plug?

For many Apple products, e.g. macbook air, or iphone, the power supply is the same for different countries, and it accepts a power range of 100-240V and 50-60Hz (which I think is a great idea, since ...
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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 Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge

My MacBook Air won't charge, the MagSafe doesn't even have that green or red orange light and when it does it isn't very bright. The Battery Icon on the upper right corner indicates not charging. ...
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My MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter becomes extremely hot. Why?

Out of nothing, my MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter became extremely hot while charging. So hot, I could not even touch it. What could cause it? I've been using it so I can leave multiple old 85W ...
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Are L-shaped and T-shaped Magsafe 1 interchangeable? [duplicate]

I want to buy replacement Magsafe 1 cable for my MBP 17" Late 2011, and they are available in two options — L-shaped and T-shaped. My computer was shipped with L-shaped connector, however I want to ...
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Is Magsafe strain relief covered by warranty?

I own a macbook 2012 and the cable snapped due to strain relief. I have not wrapped the cable around the charger box tight considering this could happen but it did anyways. Is this covered by the ...
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Using 85W MagSafe inplace of 60W MagSafe 2 for MBP retina 13"

I have 2 MBPs: 1. Personal MBP 2011 15" (with 85W magsafe) 2. Work MBP Retina 2013 13" (with 60W magsafe 2) So can I use my 85" magsafe for my 13" retina using this converter without any power ...
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Magsafe light occasionally turns off while plugged in

Every once in a while, the green light on my Magsafe adapter will turn off, but the computer will indicate that it's still running off of AC power. If I unplug the adapter from the computer and then ...
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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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How to earth a MagSafe2 adaptor for 15" MacBook Pro with retina display?

There is no earthing pin, only a socket with a metallic rim. Will it require some special socket that has a projecting earth pin? This is for use in India @ 230W. My adaptor is 85w.
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Is it possible to buy a legal third-party MacBook (Pro) charger?

Apple owns the MagSafe patents - I realize this. On eBay, there are a ton of chargers, but no doubt of dubious origins. Are there any third party creators of chargers? If a company wanted to create a ...
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What chargers are compatible with A1226?

I need to buy a power supply for my A1226 15-inch Macbook Pro (2007), but I can't find any anywhere. Apple's online store, ebay, or amazon. So I'm wondering if the charger doesn't have to be the one ...