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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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2011 Macbook pro charger not working

hey all,
TOday i went to plug in my early 2011 macbook pro 13", and the charger seems to not be working.
i plug it in the wall, and the charger into the port, but the light doesnt go on, and it doesnt say that it is charging (ill go out on a limb and assume it isnt charging )
i was able to use a friends charger to charge it, but i am worried.
i have tried it in many different wall sockets, so thats not the problem

so what is wrong?
do i need a new charger or is it something i can fix?
how much does a new charger cost?

thanks a ton
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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See the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters in the CHARGING section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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If it's actually a problem with the charger, as long as your MBP is under warranty you should be able to get it replaced. Go to an Apple store and have them take a look at it.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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hey all,
TOday i went to plug in my early 2011 macbook pro 13", and the charger seems to not be working.
i plug it in the wall, and the charger into the port, but the light doesnt go on, and it doesnt say that it is charging (ill go out on a limb and assume it isnt charging )
i was able to use a friends charger to charge it, but i am worried.
i have tried it in many different wall sockets, so thats not the problem

so what is wrong?
do i need a new charger or is it something i can fix?
how much does a new charger cost?

thanks a ton
-- m117
chargers should be covered under the warranty
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Go to your local Apple Store and get the charger replace
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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Make sure it's not plugged into the usb port, that magnet can be problematic when plugging in blind :-)
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:51 PM   #7
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Try to perform an SMC reset, if that doesn't fix it, and your friend's adapter works, I think it's safe to assume you need a new power adapter. If your computer is in warranty, you can get it replaced for free. Even if it's out of warranty, you may get a more lenient Genius who will replace it for free out of warranty.

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Make sure it's not plugged into the usb port, that magnet can be problematic when plugging in blind :-)
Except the magnet is on the computer, not on the adapter-side
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Try to perform an SMC reset, if that doesn't fix it, and your friend's adapter works, I think it's safe to assume you need a new power adapter. If your computer is in warranty, you can get it replaced for free. Even if it's out of warranty, you may get a more lenient Genius who will replace it for free out of warranty.



Except the magnet is on the computer, not on the adapter-side
Well, something's sticking there, both my 2006 Rev 1.1 and my new 2011 i7 do it :-)
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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Well, something's sticking there, both my 2006 Rev 1.1 and my new 2011 i7 do it :-)
The plug gets somewhat magnetized after being plugged in so long, but the magnet is in the MBP, not the adapter plug.
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