I think my charger is dead....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by a-m-k, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. a-m-k macrumors 6502a

    a-m-k

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    In short, I tried two separate outlets, one was a powerstrip. (My house is surge protected anyway, the power strip is for added protection.). I can't charge my MBP at all. I downloaded coconut battery to see what it said. It said that the power adapter wasn't found. I was sort of expecting that since the indicator light wasn't on at all indicating a dead/charging battery or a full charge. What do you all think? THANK YOU!
     
  2. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't take my battery out myself. Though, I might try the SMC reset. Thank you.
     
  3. theineffablebob macrumors regular

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    Is your wire stripped? Macbook chargers are very weak. You can repair them yourself if you have a soldering gun and you buy a replacement wire on eBay.
     
  4. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SMC reset did not work. However, I am still able to reply because I have my iPhone and charger with me.
     
  6. princealyy macrumors regular

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    The hardware may be simply malfunctioning may need to replace.

    Depending on age of unit and AppleCare I would recommend replacement.
     
  7. jg321 macrumors 6502

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    First things first - try another power adaptor with your laptop/your power adaptor with another laptop. If you don't have a friend with such a combination then go to your nearest Apple store. Failing that, another store that sells Apple gear may be able to help.

    I was going to suggest changing the fuse in the plug, but remembered that's pretty unique to us Brits!
     
  8. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was planning on doing that when I know a certain person I know who has a MBP was home.
     
  9. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you use something to locate a broken or even a loose wire in an electrical cord. Maybe it's a loose or broken wire. I doubt you could locate a stripped wire. Is that remotely possible? (I haven't been able to test with a different charger.)
     
  10. a-m-k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got to check out what would be wrong with my MBP today. Thankfully, my suspicions we're right. The charger is dead. I've ordered one and it will arrive in a few days. I am not exactly sure how it happened though. Thanks again for the advice.
     

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