Leave it unplugged for 10 mins and when i plug it back in it lights up for 10 seconds and light goes out again. Thanks very much guys — this is great — it worked first time nothing ever works first time for me I am so happy: I didnt get you. When to unplug and when are we supossed to plug it in again? Help me pls: Tried everything in the article. Thanks soooo much!! My MBP is dead. I believe there was a electrical spike at some time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much for your article- all I had to do was clean up the charging port because there was an accumulation of dust in there.
I used a toothpick and a damp paper towel and swivelled around for a few minutes picked up a lot of dust… and it worked!! My mac will charge but stay at the same percentage and the light for it doesnt shine it didnt work for me. It says not charging for me but will always stay at 15 percent.
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Hello all, Is a small hzz sound fromthe magsafe adaptor normal? Never noticed this sofar, but now the green lite is not liting. Please advise. I was having the problem that the charger was charging the computer fine, but the indicator light on the charger was not coming on any more. I checked the port for debris as per instructions. No debris. Tried different power outlet. No difference. Tried unplugging for a few seconds and then reconnecting.
Thanks for the tips. Thanks so much. It worked.. Hi, I tried all of the above but with no joy, I presumed it was the logic board so as I needed a laptop for work and I had the broken one for some time I decided to get another. This has arrived and is really whit woo! However then I had a conversation with someone who suggested I try the magsafe port inside the laptop itself.
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I got one from eBay for under ten pounds, there is someone on youtube who shows you how to do it, its a bit fiddly, took me about a hour including 5 mins to go have a cup of tea, this was essential or I would have thrown it at the wall at one point! But eventually I got it, put it all back together and it bloody well works!!! Charges up and everything! Im not a very tech type of person so if I can do it so can you! I was wondering why the fan was running so long when it said it was out of power so I tried the SMC reset and voila all was well and the computer was actually fully charged and hurrah the lovely little green light came back on.
I like some others was about to try and buy a new charger…easier said than done in my current tropical location. I experience tha same problem few days ago.. My macbook pro ts doing fine since then.. What else can I try? I had the same problem. There was a very small piece of dirt, may be of the order of 0.
Did not realise that it could affect the contact. On removing it with a toothpick, it started working again. Thanks a lot. I love Macbooks, but these adaptors are junk, and for the price of a new one, I could have already bought another Macbook. I think Apple makes more money off these chargers than they do the laptops. Someone needs to make a cheaper knockoff brand of these things. Apple is failing in the power supply department, both with smart phones, and with laptops.
Had to do it a couple of times but its back to normal. Now I can write my paper thats due tomorrow. I did not want to go to the library. I had same problem of my Mac Air not charging and no orange light seen on Magsafe adapter. I just cleaned the contact area with tooth pick and pressed all spring loaded buttons on charging end of Magsafe. The tooth pick tip was black after clean carbon deposit? Mac Air started charging!!!!! Thank you!!
You missed one other possibility. When using an older MagSafe with a newer MagSafe 2 Mac through a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter, sometimes the converter refuses to pass power even if it is correctly connected. I have found that simply breaking the connection both at the computer and between the converter and the MagSafe end often clears up the problem. However, I do sometimes have to disconnect the MagSafe end from the converter and flip it over. Hope this helps someone: Have done this several times for test, each times works like a charm, so the question remains, why would it work when the battery it is disconnected and then reconnected and not any other way.
I have also swapped magsafe chargers…Would like to hear from others if experiencing the same. The green light or orange isnt showing but when i click the battery icon on my menu tab it saying battery not charging but there is a thunder bolt but the battery precent dont increase I need help I have tried everything here but its not working. My charger led is green blinking..
But after about 1 day i am facing again the blinking green and no charge. I have a mac book pro. What can this be? I just unplugged the charger for a few minutes. Polished the pins with paper, and bam, it worked. So relieved. You just saved me a quite expensive trip to the apple store. Thank you so much!! Literally no light when using the battery test button and not wanting to charge.
The magsafe just stayed green, but as soon as I held down the 4 buttons for 4 seconds it turned orange! Thanks for the advice about using a tweezers on the middle prong. I had tried the steps in this article without success. Used my tweezers and it worked immediately. Thank you so much i was worried i had to buy a new charger and this was such a quick simple fix! I tried everything above and 2hrs later charger still not working. I might have to find some tweezers the central pin seems normal though …. What do I do.? Thank you so much: You just saved me from unnecessary head ache, and the money from buying the new charger.
I have a mid Macbook Pro. I tried all 3 methods with the exception of removing the battery. What did work for me is opening up the computer and unscrewing the MagSafe card, pushing it around a bit and reinserting it. That worked for whatever reason. Maybe it realigned the slot. This worked great!!. Dirty port solution, cleaned with old toothbrush. Just saved me money and time I was about to but a new battery: This worked fine a few months ago. Thank you for posting this information. Glad I finally got annoyed enough to search for an answer!
Mine will only connect with a green light and then not charge. I also have to push it in and play around with the cord. There are no frays or tears anywhere. I was at my wits end. After reading realized I had made stupid mistake trying to clean with small metal screwdriver. But when trying with toothpicks realized a thick layer of oxidation. Remembered that nail polish remover will help with this.
Put some on qtip and continued with toothpick and just like new. Thanks for putting me on the right path!
What should I do?? Awesome piece of advice! A piece of staple was the culprit and I managed to remove it using a toothpick.
Looked up the price of the charger and felt my heart sink. Before I made a purchase however, I searched the web for possible solutions and voila! I found this article. As it turns out, there was a piece of metal a staple, I believe stuck in the port. Once removed, the charger worked perfectly. Thank you so, so much for this article! This was definitely helpful! Tried this and still no light on the mag adapter. Basically it got cruded up Thanks guys, amazinnngggggg.
I bought a new 85 w magsafe charger for my macbook pro from the Apple store but it does not work. When I use a generic charger, it works. What is happening?. I have restarted the SMC but it does not work. It works really I had tried a lot to check with the different repair centres but nothing was helpful but with this assistance it is working now many thanks cheers. I tried this! However, I was just wondering why this happened? It would be great if I could figure out why it happened to begin with as my MacBook is fairly new, only got it a few months ago and I would like to prevent it from happening in the future.
This did the trick! My Mac was not charging, made a funny static noise when I turned it on and sometimes would not even come on! This was a very helpful tip! Thank You!!!
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I am so relieved: Hi, last night my MacBook air battery was discharged completely and after that I am still trying to charge it shows green light but no orange light… Tried verious options but no luck… Please help me to fix this…. It is showing a dim green light internally.
When it charges the light is usually bright red light.
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I have tried all the above steps. What could be the real problem? I have replaced so many chargers thinking that they bad. I will dig them all out now and fix them. So when you had this problem was the green light on? I eventually bought a new battery, basically to serve as an uninterruptible power source utility power has short interruptions several times a day. Onur, massive thank you for your suggestion. MBP not charging with MagSafe adapter. No light on charger connection. SMC reset. No change in symptom. Was about to purchase new MagSafe logic board input connection and discovered this fix.
Orange charge light is back on!!! If one is still scrolling, I had a charger not working. Changed outlets…No chargy. Changed chargers, still nothing. So I knew it could not be my charger. I had to crack out a backup computer since my regular one was dead by now.
So check that circuit breaker also! All my outlets were out. As it turned out, all my sockets were tripped off. Went to the circuit breaker in the next room, plugged in original charger and original computer and viola! Working like a charm. Thank you. You saved me!
Hi all. It mostly happens when the mac is overheating. Allow it to cool down before you charge. Maybe battery sensor is indicating that the temperature of the battery is too high to recharge. I use an app mac fan control to increase the fan speed temporarily to cool off the maching and help it start charging again. I hope this helps. Name required.
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The same adapter on another Macbook displays the same behavior. Dan danj. Self employed contract worker. Thanks for your answer! In the end I replaced the cable, and that fixed the problem. Really weird. If MagSafe power supply is identified as null and zero, then MacBook embedded controller does not allow charging of main battery. Open 'System Information. For an idea of what 'AC Charger Information: MagSafe ID is zero. If your subject power adapter is misidentified, then it might need cleaning or repair. Inspect MagSafe plug pogo pins. If middle pogo pin is dirty or sticky, then clean it or exercise it until it operates as it should.
Inspect also MagSafe socket-inlet. If middle pogo pin in MagSafe tip is clean and springy, and middle land in MagSafe inlet is clean, then MagSafe plug is at fault. Get a replacement MagSafe plug or cable assembly, and splice it on. If you cannot find a used Original Apple MagSafe tip, then a non-authorised replica is acceptable. One will be better-off with a counterfeit tip spliced onto genuine power supply, than a knock-off power supply.
MagSafe 2 is not charging, but keeps the power. Thanks a lot! It worked with my magsafe 2 - 60w too. Select a Language: Help Translate iFixit. Back Answers Index.