2011 Air not Charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cscottrun, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

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    Backstory: A couple weeks ago my air stopped charging. It wasn't even recognizing the charger. I replaced the charger, and all was good. Fast forward a couple weeks (today), and my mac is not charging again. This time, however, its recognizing the charger (it has the plugged in icon and says "Power Source: Power Adapter") and my mac will remain on (because its getting power through the ac adapter) but its stuck at 1%. I've reset the PRAM and SMC. I'm assuming this is probably a battery problem at this point. Already made a genius bar appointment, but while I wait I might as well listen to some suggestions, if anyone has any?
     
  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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  4. Cscottrun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    5968 mAh, which is 89% of its designed capacity. Its charging again. Now I'm starting to this that its just a loose connection between the charger and the computer.
     
  5. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I'd doubt it's a loose connection. The battery plug and the magsafe board plug are pretty secure. I wouldn't be surprised if your magsafe board is beginning to fail. It's not common, but I've seen it a few times.

    I'd also make sure to clean your magsafe adapter and plug of any debris, that can cause charging problems. If you're up to it, you can attempt to clean the metal connectors on the port and plug with 90% alcohol. Obviously if you do this, make sure the system is shut down, and the magsafe board is unplugged.
     
  6. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar issue on my wife's 2010 MBA and it was a dirty plug like the previous poster said--had some cat hair caught in it. I removed it, blew it out with some canned air, and all was fine for the next year that she owned it. (She's on a 2012 model now) Good luck.
     

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