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Questions tagged [power]

The electricity drained by a device

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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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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 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 Air A1466 has battery issues after sleep

I have a MacBook Air A1466 that was having battery issues. I replaced it with a new OEM Apple battery, which seemed to resolve the problem. However, now something new has come up. If I charge the ...
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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'...
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Macbook Air doesn't turn on [duplicate]

I have a 2017 Macbook Air 2017. A week ago I turned it on and wrote my password, then it shut down. I tried to turn on but nothing happened. I read some posts on the Internet and tried the following: ...
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MBP 2015 Sierra strange behaviour while hibernating

I noticed that my MBP early 2015 with Sierra OS X drained a battery quite a lot overnight. I did some research and my pmset settings are like this: Here is a screenshot of pmset -g log | grep ...
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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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Can't hibernate computer MacOS High Sierra, no pmset “standby” option

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 17 inch (5,2), with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. I want to enable hibernation (or standby, or deep sleep, or safe sleep) in order to power off the RAM when in ...
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iPad Pro Won't Turn On

iPad Pro was fully charged. Upon going to bed I set alarms as usual. No alarm in morning and iPad will not turn on. When I try to recharge the back gets quite warm. I tried restarting by pushing both ...
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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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Keep low power mode on all the time

I would like Low Power Mode to be the default state of my device. When I get to 80% battery it toggles itself off automatically. How can I stop it turning itself off? How can I always keep my phone ...
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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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What would happen if I plug in two USB-C power supplies into the same Mac? Would it charge faster? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of USB-C power supplies (some at different wattages). Would my Mac charge faster (or blow up) if I plug two power supplies into the same computer (different USB-C slots)
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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MacBook Pro A1278 keyboard works but power button doesn't

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2012) A1278. All the keys work except the power button. I've tried different keyboards (i.e., plugging in internal keyboards to test the power button). None of the keyboards ...
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Mac runs as long as plugged in, but unpredictably shuts off otherwise - clock resets

I have a MacBook Pro, as shown in the image below. Also, as I think it might use a lot of power, I run Ubuntu on a vagrant machine to test website apps. Recently (last 2-3 months), the battery would ...
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My MacBook Pro touch bar 13" isn't starting

My MacBook Pro touch bar 13" isn't starting and here's what I'm seeing: 1) No power - I can't hear blowers or any sound or see any activity on the backlight when I press the power button/touch ID 2) ...
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Power consumption of iMac

All other things being equal, what is the difference in power consumption of iMac with 8GB of RAM and iMac with 16 GB RAM?