2011 Macbook pro charger not working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by m117, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. m117, Jan 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

    macrumors newbie

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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 :p)
    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
     
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    GGJstudios

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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:
     
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    sweetbrat

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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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    heisenberg123

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    chargers should be covered under the warranty
     
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    David085

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    Go to your local Apple Store and get the charger replace
     
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    Interstella5555

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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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    alphaod

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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 ;)
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Well, something's sticking there, both my 2006 Rev 1.1 and my new 2011 i7 do it :)
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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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