Did I damage my battery by using a bad charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by asenna, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. asenna macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2012
    I plugged in my friends macbook pro charger to charge my MBA at his house like I have done many times before but this time around I did not know that the charger was faulty but by the time he told me it was too late. The charger is having a problem where you need to wiggle it to get it to charge the laptop but it has no visible damage on the outside. It also behaved weirdly after I plugged it into my laptop (which by the way acted normally and started charging with this malfunctioning charger) ; the LED light on the magsafe stayed on after I unplugged it from my laptop but was a dim green as if there was a short inside the plug that was making it think it was still on. I fully charged my battery at home and everything is fine just worried if I had done damage to my laptop and if there are any procedures to check if it is damaged.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I think if you'd done any damage with a shorted cable you would know all about it by now...You should be fine, but take it as a lesson learned. Next time you might not be so lucky, and a short circuit could easily have fried your Logic Board beyond repair.

    I use only Apple chargers, and only my own. I always check them prior to each use for any sign of damage.

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