2011 MBA MagSafe slow to begin charging...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ohlias, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Ohlias
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    macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    I've noticed lately that when I plug my magsafe connector, it can take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes (sometimes more) before the little orate/green light will come and an actually begin charging. This issue is sporadic and can happen when the battery is at 3% or 100%.

    Is this normal?

    The connector is not damaged, and sits flush.
  2. GGJstudios
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    May 16, 2008
    It's normal for there to be a slight delay before it begins charging, but 5-10 minutes or longer doesn't sound right. Have Apple check it out to make sure your adapter isn't defective.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
  3. SandPebble
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    macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2012
    I had the same issue. I unplugged the charger from the wall for a few hours. My MBA now starts charging a few seconds after attaching the magsafe.
  4. Mrbobb
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    macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Clean the power connector at both ends. Use a compressed air can first.
  5. Ohlias
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    thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Did this, seems to have solved the issue for several days now. Thanks!

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