MacBook :: Power Up Without Cable Cord

Jun 19, 2010

I am searching for any bright ideas to power up my Macbook. I find myself in Belize without my cable cord for my Macbook but I happen to have a powered up PC. Any ideas on how I might use maybe my PC to power up my Macbook?

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MacBook :: Connecting To LCD TV With HDMI Cord And RC Cable - No Sound

Dec 1, 2010

It was working fine for the past month and now I reconnected everything after moving the TV and I can't get sound... I've triple checked all settings on TV and MacBook.

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MacBook :: Lose Power To It Within Three Minutes After Power Cord Comes Off?

Apr 9, 2012

Last Thursday I down loaded software updates from apple and have been losing power very quickly ever since. It just seems like as soon as I remove the power cord I lose power with in three minutes.

MacBook, iOS 5.0.1, purchased feb 2009

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MacBook Air :: Identifying The Right Power Adapter And Power Cord?

Jul 6, 2012

Can I use existing 85w magsafe adapter from existing macbook pro with new MBA 13 magsafe2 port ?

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MacBook :: Can I Use This Power Cord

Jan 19, 2010

I just received an iBook I bought used on eBay (got a great deal, and so far it looks good!). Only problem is- the adapter that came with it is like only 3-4 feet long (the adapter piece JUST reaches the ground from my desk). I plugged in the 'extension' cord from my Macbook Pro's adapter and that seems to be working fine, but now I can only charge my MBP with the little plug thing.

So my question is this: can I use any power 'extension' cable that fits (i.e. a random black one I just found) to plug the adapter into the wall? Like this: (URL) It would be great if I could, since this would save me the trouble of switching cords or buying another cord to connect the adapter.

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MacBook Air :: Power Cord Will Not Charge

Feb 2, 2012

Having a problem with my power cord. 41% battery and i go to plug it in and the power cord does nothing. Changed outlets, cleaned ports on both ends, waited few minutes, and cursed at it and it still won't work.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Calibration - Power Cord

Oct 12, 2010

Well I just scored a 15 inch 2.4 from Bestbuy for 10% off. SOmebody just returned it having never even used it, but they had to discount it because it was opened. I love it love this thing!We did migration from our imac and everything came over. AmazingOne question about calibration. I charged it fully and let the power cord be in it for an extra 2 or so hours. I then used it unplugged until it basically shut off due to no power. Cant I just plug it in and let it charge all the way without letting it sit for 5 hours. Its not sleeping I dont think. It actually shut off suddenly as it was at zero percent. There is no power to it at all that I can tell. Will charging it now without leaving it unplugged for 5 hours ruin the calibration??

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MacBook :: Wants To Open Frayed Power Cord.

Sep 28, 2009

I got the frayed power cord issue where it opened up. Went to the Apple store they told me I needed my serial number. Went home came back and now they are having me wait over an hour for them to look at it.

I thought this issue was a common defect like the cracked whitebook and they instantly replace it

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MacBook :: Can't Find Purpose Of AC Power Cord

Jul 18, 2010

I had just received my first macbook a short time ago and I was wondering what the exact purpose of the AC power cord was.

Is it simply an extension cord to the charger? Or does it have a different purpose?

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MacBook Pro :: Yellow Light On Power Cord

Apr 1, 2012

Wondering if the yellow, charging light, sometimes coming on and going off is an indication of my battery going dead. Mine is a UMBP and the battery hasn't been change. Don't use it too much, though.

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MacBook Pro :: No Sleep Function With Power Cord?

Apr 8, 2012

My 2011 macbook pro does not go into sleep mode with the power cord on. The sleep light goes on, but does not go into "pulse" mode and the fans continue to run as well as the hard disk keeps running. 

The issue started a few weeks back. I have tried switching off the internet sharing and other possible settings that might hinder the MBP going into sleep mode when the power cord is in. I have even down loaded PleaseSleep but that does not seem to function either. 

Seems like a minor issue, but if the MBP does not enter into sleep mode correctly I am afraid the built-up heat might damage disks, rams or screen.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: It Does Not Go To Sleep When Power Cord Is Connected

May 4, 2012

I have recently discovered that my MacBook Pro (2009) with OSX Lion does not go to sleep when the power cord is connected. It does not matter if I close the lid or select sleep from the Apple menu. All that happens is that the screen is powered off, the SIL is solid and I can hear the HDD/fan. I have not changed any of my power settings recently and it has not been a problem previously. If I disconnect the power cord the MB goes to sleep as supposed to (the SIL led starts flashing). 

Doing some research I have found other users with somewhat the same issues when VMWare Fusion is installed. I have done some further testing and it seems that if I disable the virtual machine's Network Adapter and quit VMWare Fusion the MB goes into sleeping mode when the lid is closed even with the power cord connected. Enabling the Network Adapter again prevents the MB to go into sleeping mode when the power cord is connected. This even applies when the VMWare application is shutted down. 

My guess is that the Network Adapter somehow prevents the MB to go into sleeping mode. The workaround is of course toggling the Network Adapter on and off but the virtual machine has to be running in order to do so. Not being that familiar with network settings on a Mac is there any other way to get around the problem? 

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: It Will Not Let The Power-cord Start The Computer

Jun 11, 2012

When I plug in the power cord it is not connecting and therefore not charging the battery.  Battery is deal and the MacAir will not turn on. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Magsafe Power Adapter - Low Voltage Cord

Nov 2, 2008

I have found the magnetic end on ebay to repair my power cord ( one of the pins doesnt spring out anymore) Does anyone know how to get the power brick apart without wrecking it?

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MacBook Pro :: Power Cord Melted And Almost Caused Fire

Jun 21, 2009

So the power cord coming out of the AC adapter to the Magsafe melted and almost started a fire. There is about an inch selection where all I can see now is the metal wiring underneith, all the insulation is off. Is this covered under AppleCare? Since it was smoking and almost caused a fire, would this have harmed my MacBook Pro? I'm lucky that when I returned home nothing was damaged. How do I document this? What's protocol on issues such as this? This has never happened to me before.

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MacBook :: Power Cord Suddenly Stopped Working

Mar 3, 2012

I was charging my macbook.It was charging when I left, upon my return, after about 30 minutes, I found that the light was no longer green. There was no light on at all. I tried restarting multiple times. There are no stuck prongs in my power cord. I tried different outlets. I tested the outlet to verify it worked. My computer will charge fine with other power cords, but just not the one I want it to use? Is there anything else I can try before purchasing a new cord?


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MacBook :: Power Cord Broke -wires Twisted Togather

Mar 5, 2009

I have a MacBook which I purchased in Feb 2007. It gets light daily use.

Over Christmas holidays in Dec 08, while attending a weeklong family reunion, the laptop was in use almost constantly by various family members. On the drive home, our daughter had the MacBook plugged into the power source in our minivan so she could watch a DVD. She noticed a scorching smell, and realized the plug at the computer end was smoking! That's when we noticed a series of small holes or tears around the plastic coating of the power cord where it attaches to the plug (just below the thicker sheath). The wires inside were twisted together and had shorted out.

We went to an Apple store and purchased a new cord. It cost $120!!!

While my MacBook is no longer on warranty and I do not have AppleCare, I want to contacting Apple about this. I am wondering if other people have encountered this problem. I notice that the new power cord has a longer plastic sheath between the plug and the cord; it is twice as long as the one on my old cord.

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MacBook Pro :: Outer Rubber Insulation For The Power Supply Cord?

Oct 30, 2009

I recently got a new macbook pro (thanks to Apple's great customer care/Customer Replacement Unit policy), and two days later, it got stuck under a moving chair, which peeled off the outer rubber insulation for the power supply cord. And a beautiful thing happened I used to notice that the magsafe power adapter would slip out when i was moving my macbook around from place to place a little bit too easily. Then I put 1 1/2 inches of electric tape about a centimeter away from the actual magsafe-macbook port, and the addition added just a little bit of resilience because of some sort of physics i can't explain. so if you want your magsafe to be a little bit stronger, but still pull out if you move it too hard, just add an inch of electrical tape to the end. works like a charm!

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MacBook Air :: Whenever Plug The Power Cord Computer Never Starts To Charge?

May 21, 2012

Whenever i plug the power cord into my mac book pro my computer never starts to charge?  I have tryed this on various different outlets and have also tryed thsi with the two and three pronged adapters and it still is not working. 

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MacBook :: Power Cord Does Not Light Up (green For A Second, Orange For A Second Then Dark)

Jun 12, 2012

MagSafe power cord for MacBook lights up green for one second and then lights up orange for one second, then goes dark. Battery shows MacBook has no power anymore, so will not boot. I cleaned the contacts and none are pushed down. What are my next steps?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On Even Though The Battery Is Charged And Power Cord Is Working?

Jun 26, 2012

This morning, my macbook pro laptop won't turn on even though the battery is charged and power cord is working. it worked fine last night. what can i do?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Power Cable For MagSafe Power Supply?

Jun 26, 2009

Anyone know where I can buy an extra AC cable for the MagSafe 85W power supply that came with my late 08 MBP? I'd like an extra cable and I'm not interested in ponying up the dough for the entire power supply. I checked the Apple Store and Macmall, but haven't found anything as of yet.

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OS X :: Power Cord Shutting Off?

Dec 5, 2009

I just started playing WOW a few days ago - now I am thoroughly addicted but today after two long sessions (about 2 or 3 hours each) the power cord on my Macbook (bought in July last year- not the aluminum one) quit charging the battery.

The first time the computer simply shut down, and I noticed the mag cord light wasn't on so I figured I had an outlet problem, switched outlets and voila light came back on. The comp started back up and I saw the battery was at zero so just figured the outlet didn't work and the battery drained out without me noticing.

Second time with the different outlet I realized immediately as I had been watching the mag cord light, light went off, now I know something is up with the cord. I unplugged it for a few minutes and it worked again. Is this some sort of auto shut off for the power cord? The brick itself is pretty hot (nothing too crazy- not even close to being too hot to touch), the magnet part where it connects to the computer is not hot at all, the processor isn't very hot (about 60 C) and I can comfortably rest the comp on my lap.

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PowerPC :: Power Cord For PowerBook G3?

Sep 3, 2008

I've recently acquired a (rather old) PowerBook g3 (Lombard if you are wondering). However, I have by yet acquired a power cord for said notebook.
The laptop was free, but the power cord will apparently not be so I expensive. Basically PowerBook will be used for writing papers, other non-Internet stuff I need to do this year (senior in high school). Right now I am using my iPod touch as my primary computer. My question is, should I go ahead and just pay the money for a power cord or should I just suck it up and wait until may-isu when I get a new notebook? Obviously I'd like to avoid paying a lot but would the money for a new cord be worth it? If not I could always use google docs for papers when I'm not at the house, how advantageous would having an actual notebook be

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PowerPC :: Looking For Power Cord For G4ibook

Sep 19, 2008

My girlfriends 1.07ghz g4 Ibook's power cord broke, and we are looking for a replacement she will have a new macbook in about a month but I still want to use the ibook for a few things. I've noticed that some descriptions on ebay say that this particular book is not compatible with the cords that most of the others have. Was wondering if anyone knew which one works for sure, and maybe for the cheapest

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IMac :: Power Cord Works Correctly?

Mar 16, 2010

I'm planning on giving my brother my early 2008 aluminium iMac but he lives in Canada; I live in the UK. I read somewhere that iMacs have a voltage recognition ability... is that true? If he buys the equivalent North American power cord, will it work correctly?

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Mac :: Unplug The Power Cord After Fully Charged?

May 27, 2010

I just got my new Macbook Pro 15 (Mid 2010) laptop a few days ago, and i would just like to know if, when I charge my battery and it's fully charged, should I immediately unplug the power cord or can I leave it? What is the safest and best thing to do?

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PowerPC :: Replacing IBook G4 Power Cord

Jul 23, 2010

The cord on the 45w power brick for my iBook G4 has frayed and is no longer usable. I am considering removing the jack from the iBook cord and splicing it onto a 45w yo-yo-style cord (originally used with a 1400) that I have. Are there any issues associated with this of which I should be aware? I want to resolve my problem, but do not want to break my computer in the process, of course.

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Hardware :: Airport Express Power Cord Part Number

Mar 30, 2008

Anyone know if this elusive accessory can be bought from Apple?

It's the same AC power cable you plug into the MacBook PSU if you don't want to use the plug adapter. I find the Airport sticks out too much with the plug adapter, plus it wobbles too much for my liking. I've tried a search for obvious things (power cord, AC cable) and cannot find anything.

I did find a UK company that sells the cable from recycled Macs. However it would be nice if I could find it on Apples site It's the UK cable I need!

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Hardware :: Replace Power Cord (Aluminum Cinema Display)

Jun 14, 2009

So my dad is going to get one of the new LED displays soon, since his old aluminum one is out of warranty and needs a new power cord (I guess several years of rubbing against the corner of the desk has made it begin to fray - I haven't seen it yet, though, so I don't know how bad it is). Anyways, he says if I can fix it, it's mine. So I was just wondering how hard it is to replace the cord? This is the one that comes directly out of the back of the display and plugs into the power supply.

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