13" MBP charging/trackpad issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The Mercurian, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    So. 13" MBP 2013 model that is about 6 months old.

    As of a week ago acting a little strange when charging. First thing I noticed was that is was charging very slowly and actually losing power whilst plugged in if I tried anything taxing - like plugging in a phone or testing the CPU.

    Second symptoms is that when the charger is plugged in the trackpad is not working 100% - doens't respond to every touch and mouse jumping around abit.

    Third symptom - Charger getting VERY hot and kaing a buzzing noise.

    Can anyone diagnose this ? Charger problem ? Battery problem ? Both ? Whatever way you cut it ti needs to go back to Apple methinks!
     
  2. GWA123 macrumors newbie

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    I'd try a new charger. All your symptoms sound like a bum charger. Yes, even touchpad input can be messed up by improper grounding (capacitive touch sensors work by the potential difference between the human body and ground).
     

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