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Is there a USB-C PoE adapter for iPad Pro?

Is there a dongle which plugs into the USB-C port on the iPad Pro that accepts Power over Ethernet (PoE) so when PoE is available there’s no need to plug an additional USB-C cable to provide power to ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 A1466 Power button not working

Thanks for stopping by. As the title states, when I press the power button on the keyboard, nothing happens. This is a ongoing problem I've had for a couple months now and it's starting to get on my ...
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How can I ground this charger

This charger came with my MacBbook Pro which I bought from India. The other end is connected to the magsafe adapter's ground pin. What do I need to insert here?
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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 (Mid 2015) won't turn on even without battery connected, Magsafe light is amber

My Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) won't turn on. I recently replaced the keyboard and after putting everything back together and turning it on, the condition of the battery said "replace now", i didn't have ...
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Turning Power Chime Off

On new Macbook Pro, Power Chime runs. Whenever I delete from core services it comes right back. It makes a sound when plugging in your power cord even when the volume is at 0%. The solution I have ...
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Is there a way to easily test the speed and power capacity of a USB-C cable?

Specifically in a macOS / iOS household (i.e. not looking for solutions that calls for Windows software). I have a number from varying sources and definitely they are not equal. For example: The C-...
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MacBook Pro late 2013 (Model: A1502) won't boot or respond to any Input

I have a big problem with my MacBook Pro late 2013 it does not boot or light up in any way. Current behavior The only reaction that I get is, when I connect it to the powercord and start with the ...
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What to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give?

I wanted to ask, what to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give? Why I am asking this or thinking this might be a problem? I tried to play some games on BootCamp (playing ...
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Disabling a specific system notification?

My Macbook Air 13" (macOS 10.13.6) has a USB problem which triggers a warning notification every five minutes: Looking in the Console, I see lots of "overcurrent detected" warnings; testing the two ...
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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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How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked?

I want to leave my Mac awake overnight so it syncs 4GB of data from Dropbox. I need to prevent the machine from going to sleep because that pauses the Dropbox sync I've been using Caffeine to keep ...
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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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Turn off USB power on OS X/Mac Mini

I have a need to turn USB power off (and on) using a script or a piece of software. Ideally it should be possible to turn each port off/on separately, but also turning power off/on from all ports at ...
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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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Does having Bluetooth enabled draw extra power when no devices are connected?

I generally turn off Bluetooth on my Macs and iOS devices when I'm not actively using a Bluetooth device. My assumption is that this saves battery life, but I realize that I have no fact to back that ...
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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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2008/9 Mac Pro wont turn on, front pannel LED is constant white

My mac pro doesn't want to start up. I purchased some new memory installed it (and cleaned up some of the dust on the inside of the box) and now the machine won't boot up. I get a constant white ...
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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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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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How can I avoid my MacBook Pro giving me minor shocks?

The aluminum Macbook Pro gives a mild shock when connected to a wall socket and charging. It only happens when I'm, for example, not wearing shoes or slippers and my feet are resting on the ground (i....
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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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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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Force “low power mode” on mac

When there is less than 5% battery left on a mac, the battery indicator goes red and system performance significantly drops - presumably in an attempt to make that remaining 5% last a little longer. ...
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Can't hibernate computer MacOS Mojave, no pmset “standby” option

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 17 inch (5,2), with MacOS Mojave 10.14 installed. I want to enable hibernation (or standby, or deep sleep, or safe sleep) in order to power off the RAM when in sleep mode....
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What happens to a MacBook's battery once it reaches the maximum cycle count?

I have a MacBook Pro and according to Apple, its cycle count limit is 1000. What happens when it surpasses 1000 cycles? Will the battery continue working or not? Will the MacBook still be able to ...
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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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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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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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Use caffeinate to prevent sleep on lid close on battery

The native caffeinate utility is not working to prevent my macbook from sleeping when I close the display. Instead, the system sleeps and various network services ( VPN, screenshares, VOIP calls, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I force my laptop to shut down when I close the lid?

I'd like my Mac laptops to shut down completely when I close the lid. This is partly for convenience and partly for security reasons. I couldn't find a way to do this in the System Preferences (OS 10....
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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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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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No power through USB for Roland A-49

I just plugged my Roland A-49 to my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 2.3 GHz). The MIDI keyboard would have its power supplied via USB, but it has no power. The specification says it needs 98 mA current, which ...