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FlotationDevice
Sep 6, 2012, 10:23 AM
All,

Beginning last night my Mac Air would suddenly no longer get any power from its standard adaptor unless I shut down the unit completely. (Note: this is different from times when the computer might say "not charging" but the magsafe light is amber and at least the battery is not running down).

At times I would down and the light woudl remain off--only after I unplugged the adaptor from wall and PC and then replugged after a few minutes did it resume charging.

Finally today for a time I could not get the PC to charge my any means...so I unplugged everything again. Then, after waiting a few minutes I plugged back in and charging resumed, including after I powered on!

There has been no water damage and the unit was bought new in April 2012 (just before the 2012 refresh). Any ideas?



GGJstudios
Sep 6, 2012, 10:28 AM
Any ideas?
See the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. If that doesn't help, try resetting the SMC (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964). If that doesn't help, you may have a problem with your logic board. Take it to Apple and have them check it out.

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)]

FlotationDevice
Sep 6, 2012, 12:41 PM
See the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. If that doesn't help, try resetting the SMC (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964). If that doesn't help, you may have a problem with your logic board. Take it to Apple and have them check it out.

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)]

Thanks! I had not heard of the SMC and any need to reset--I think some of my shutdowns must have resolved it, but I feel much better having a checklist if this recurs before defaulting to a fear that the logic board is fried (I once had a similar problem with an old PowerBook 145, so my first fear had been a hardware break.