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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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What do the various USB 'current' labels under macOS System Report mean?

Could someone please clarify what the following values under System Report > USB mean. I am using an iMac 5K 2019 Current Available Current Required Extra Operating Current Sleep current Also, what ...
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Lightning cable pitted contacts fix?

Lightning cables are expensive, and I have 2 of them which are in great shape except that they are failing because of pitted contacts. That is, the gold metal of one of the 8 leads has been removed, ...
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Standard charger for Macbook Pro insufficient

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and I am using the OOTB Power Adaptor (87W) and USB-C cable. I am finding that when I run computationally expensive processes (e.g. I utilize multiple ...
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MacBook Pro goes into hibernation immediately after login, how do I fix this?

My Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, goes into hibernation immediately after logging in. Battery indicator still shows around 95% charges when it does that. When I plug in and reboot, battery shows 0%. This does ...
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Fully charged 2015 MacBook Air shuts down instantly when disconnected from power

My father is using an Early 2015 MacBook Air (i5 Dual-core, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM). He's been using it without any problem since the day he bought it, until it started turning off instantly the minute he ...
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Mac Air (2015) keeps shutting off immediately after being unplugged from charger

My air which is 4 years old now keeps shutting off immediately if it gets disconnected from the charger. It won't even turn on if it's not plugged in. It started happening about a month ago randomly, ...
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iPhone 5 issues while charging

When charging my iPhone 5 while it's switched off, the charging indicator does not disappear (or go to Sleep) and is therefore visible the whole time. And, when charging my iPhone 5 while it's not ...
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MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro no Touch Bar model. It is not connected to a power source but it still shows as charging. While this is not affecting my Mac's performance or anything, but now I don't ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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MacBook pro won't stay on and has difficulties powering up

MacBook pro 13" touchbar from 2016. The MacBook sometimes will turn on, most of the time it won't. When it does turn on, I can get as far as the login screen, where it will completely shut off after ...
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MacBook Pro 15 2017 and power banks

I travel a lot, so I came to the conclusion that a power bank made for charging laptops is a good solution when wall-plug is not an option. The question is how many full charges can I expect to have ...
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Is there ANY disadvantages of charging MBP 13" with a powerbank that outputs 10W?

Device is Macbook Pro 2015 13". It has 74.9 Wh battery. Its original adapter is 60W. While charging the device will stay turned off. If its allowed, I'll link an example powerbank. Its 25000mAh / 92....
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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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Issue with turning on MacBook by pressing the power button

My MacBook Pro (mid 2012) is not turning on by pressing the power button. After referring some of the youtube videos I removed and connected the battery pin. By doing so my MacBook is turning on ...
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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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2018 Mac Mini - Won't boot when power applied

I work in an environment where power is turned off to the building nightly. On previous revisions of the Mac Mini, I was able to get them to automatically boot when power is applied (in the mornings) ...
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iMac tripping breaker just by plugging it to electricity, without even pushing the power button!

iMac 21” (EMC: 2638) The iMac was connected to a UPS but through an extension cable, so not directly. So the iMac was running as usual when suddenly it went off, with all the other devices that are ...
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How can I charge powerbank that has single C-type in/out from MacBook?

I’m using Xiaomi Power Bank 3 which has following sockets: USB-A type low output USB-A type high output USB-C type power delivery input/output up to 45W It usually works fine, I can use MacBook ...
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Macbook battery runs flat while “charging” with nearly full USB Brick

Road warriors buy Macbooks for untethered working and at times find themselves in a place without a powerpoint. So charging a Macbook from a USB Brick is a fundamental operational requirement. I ...
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Is there a way to power up a 2017 MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) with a bad keyboard?

A friend of mine has asked me to take a look and see if I can bring their 2017 MacBook Pro (13", non Touch Bar) back to life. Apparently the cause of death was that a glass of wine was spilled on the ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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Should a 3m cable charge speed be significantly different than a 1m cable?

I recently bought a 3m (meter) Apple charging cable and found that it was charging my iPad slower than usual. I plugged it to a USB tester and found that it charged at ~5v 1A. By comparison, my 1m ...
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Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac?

Does a power cord use energy when it is not pugged into a Mac? In other words, in order to save energy, should I pull the power cord out of the wall after my Mac has been recharged?
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Can I add a jumper from charger to battery in a MacBook pro 2012 that is not charging?

The proposed solution to a non charging MacBook. Will this work? Add a jumper from charger to battery, this is to bypass current sensing circuitry and SMC. All, or some of which may be the root cause ...
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MacBook chargers turns green, then red, and then stops charger

I have been using a MacBook charger for about 6 months, and now I tried to use another one which I have used before with this MacBook. Now, the battery is low enough that the MacBook can’t start, ...
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iPad mini won't turn on/charge

I have had my iPad mini for a long time, and it's been having issues for the past year. Whenever I let it completely loose power, it takes forever to actually turn back on. When I have it plugged in, ...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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Can a MacBook Pro 13 (Mid-2010) battery be used in a 2009 unibody polycarbonate MacBook?

I have one somewhere, I just don't have it on me. I'm just curious because my MacBook Pro died but has a new battery, and my 2009 MacBook has a dead battery. I'd rather not buy a new one if I don't ...
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Skipping battery level screen when powering on MacBook Pro with Touch ID button

My MacBook Pro used to turn on automatically when I opened the lid. I didnt like that so I disabled that feature. Now I can manually turn on the macbook but it requires a couple button presses and a ...
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MacBook Pro not loading although power adapter is connected

I own a new MacBook Pro (bought three weeks ago). Since I don't want to exhaust the 1000 expected full charge cycles this battery is rated at, I connect the MacBook with the power adapter when I'm ...
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2017 MacBook Air suddenly wouldn't turn on/wake up

My MacBook Air drained out of power. Now when I plug it in, it wouldn't start. I have tried resetting the SMC and NVRAM. One peculiar thing that I noticed is that the MagSafe power cable is showing ...
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Mid 2013 MacBook Air charging fine but the light on the cord is out

I tried resetting the SMC as I saw this repeatedly being suggested as the solution but this did nothing. Computer charges fine but any light on the cord is out. Any other suggestions? Am I damaging ...
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iPhone won’t shut off

My iPhone 5s just randomly stopped allowing me to shut it off with the power button. I don’t understand why but every single article online says that it’s a relatively common problem and the way to ...
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MacBook booting to black screen

I am currently unable to boot my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. When I attempt to boot, the backlight comes on, but there is no image on the screen. When I try to boot into Safe Mode (by holding Shift), ...
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Does “Prevent computer from sleeping…” remain in effect even if I close the lid?

These are the default settings for when a Mac laptop is plugged in: Notice how the display will be turned off automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity, and the ”Prevent computer from sleeping…” ...
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13" MacBook Pro 2017 randomly shutting down

I bought a new Mac and have had it it for like 1 week now. I noticed it turns itself off at 8% but I wasn't worried. Then it started shutting down on like 17%-20% cca. When you plug charging cable ...
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How can I troubleshoot Macbook pro 13 with touch bar model 2017 that won’t start?

I took my Mac on vacation where it was working fine. Upon return, I opened it up and nothing; no start or any sound. I tried all the tricks of soft keys but nothing. I don't understand what went ...
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iPhone 7 Plus takes days to turn on showing Apple logo or black screen

I’ve had this issue for months but in the last couple of days it’s got very very bad. When my phone runs out of battery it needs like 2–3 days to turn back on. At the beginning of this problem the ...
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Can I charge a 2017 MacBook Pro with a third-party USB C power adaptor?

I've got a 2017 MacBook Pro which comes stock with an 87W USB C Power Adapter. I want to purchase an additional power adapter, but I don't require an official Apple one. I notice that Anker make one ...
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Macbook battery [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2010 15 inch A1286. My problem is that the power adapter is plugged into the MacBook but it indicates that the battery is not charging and "Power Source: Power Adapter". The ...
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Will a Dell U2419HC provide enough power to charge a MBP 15" (Late 2016)?

The monitor comes with a USB-C port that sends power as well as image. But it's unclear to me: What's the wattage it sends? Is that enough to charge an MBP that's in use?
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Battery Not Charging, remains at 0% [duplicate]

I have an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, which I hard-restarted earlier (holding the power button) due to a software crash. It turned off just fine but refused to turn back on again (no backlight, no ...
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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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Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 battery not holding charge. [duplicate]

Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 shutdown after removing the megasafe charger. . . Any help will be appriciated.
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iMac won’t power on. 24hrs later it did, but now dead again!

I updated my nov 2016 iMac to Mojave last week & everything ran super slow. Then I bumped the power cable out and it wouldn’t restart, no matter what I tried. 24 hrs later I tried again & it ...
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External monitor connected via usb-c causes mac to not show low battery notification

I have a macbook pro 15 inch (2017) that I connect to a 32" external monitor via usb-c. Usb-c is also 'partially' charging the mac but not enough to fully charge battery since voltage from monitor to ...
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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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How much power can be drawn from Apple Lightning port for a device? [duplicate]

I need some help and would love to find a developer to help me figure out how much power can be drawn from the Lightning port for a powered device ... similar to a fan or a camera connected to the ...
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Macbook pro 13" mid-2012 not turning on, no battery leds (battery ok)

My MacBook pro 13" 2012 won't boot up. The battery leds on the outside aren't indicating anything either and the charger won't show bright green or amber led. Is my logic board the cause? Things I'...