2011 MBA won't charge?

Droidrage729

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Hello all I recently purchased a used MBA on ebay. I received the item with a power cord ordered since the item didn't come with one. Anyway it was working well and everything was fine until a week ago. For some reason it will not charge. I have tried different outlets and it just won't charge all of a sudden. The MBA works just fine it turns on and functions normally it just won't charge. The battery is indicating it needs service or replacement which I would agree with assuming it's the stock battery that came with the device but will that solve the issue? Should I return it? I have researched this topic on Google and none of the solutions work I have tried warming up the power brick etc NOTHING. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED.
 

ET iPhone Home

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Hello all I recently purchased a used MBA on ebay. I received the item with a power cord ordered since the item didn't come with one. Anyway it was working well and everything was fine until a week ago. For some reason it will not charge. I have tried different outlets and it just won't charge all of a sudden. The MBA works just fine it turns on and functions normally it just won't charge. The battery is indicating it needs service or replacement which I would agree with assuming it's the stock battery that came with the device but will that solve the issue? Should I return it? I have researched this topic on Google and none of the solutions work I have tried warming up the power brick etc NOTHING. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED.
Did you try a purchasing a new charger. If this doesn't solve it, then get a new battery at Apple. Download the Coconut app to test how many charge cycles your battery has undergone and its life expectancy.
 

Droidrage729

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Did you try a purchasing a new charger. If this doesn't solve it, then get a new battery at Apple. Download the Coconut app to test how many charge cycles your battery has undergone and its life expectancy.

Well I purchased a refurbished charger from eBay which worked for a week. It's apparent the battery needs changing but I will try the app just to see. I was really enjoying the device too.
 

Droidrage729

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Well the MBA is responding when being charged on other chargers so thankfully it appears it was the charger. I ordered it online and it was a refurb so you win some you lose some. I've ordered an official apple power cord and it's on the way.
 

cw75

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My 2011 MBA had the same exact issue this past November. Over a period of about a month the battery got worse and worse to the point where it would not hold a charge either and Coconut Battery told me the same thing yours did. Since mine was out of warranty, I wound up paying the local Apple Store about $130 to have a new one put in. I didn't leave it plugged in 24/7 and neither did I really use the battery that much. But still it died. I'd send it back if I were you, unless you're prepared to eventually pay for a new battery. I'm the original owner of mine and have the charger that came with it when I bought it from the Apple Store. Even though you're getting the battery to respond now, I'd still be wary of it. Good luck.
 
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ET iPhone Home

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Well the MBA is responding when being charged on other chargers so thankfully it appears it was the charger. I ordered it online and it was a refurb so you win some you lose some. I've ordered an official apple power cord and it's on the way.
I have a MBA 2011 too and Fall 2013 it stopped charging. It was the charger. I bought a new charger full price at Frys for $79.99. I'm just glad it wasn't my MBA.