Late 2011 MBP mega safe adapter's light stays off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacMan988, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    Hi, I have a late 2011 Macbook pro and I keep it plugged in most of the time when I'm at home. Sometimes the power adapter's light doesn't come up but the mac indicates that it is still plugged in. If I unplug it and plug it again then the light comes up and becomes green.
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    My spare charger has been doing this for about a year, I've just put it down to the LED/other non-vital component failing in the MagSafe charger. Hasn't stopped the computer charging and seems OK otherwise.

    Out of interest, what MagSafe is it? The faulty one I have is an old white 'T' connector, my other 3 metal 'L' connectors have been fine.
  3. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012

    Thats what my charger looks like. Battery level has always been at 95% and shows as plugged in. But the megasafe light is off now.
  4. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
  5. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    If it doesn't do it with any other charger then it's not your computer. As long as it recognizes the charger and is working properly minus the light, then you're fine. Happened with one of my old chargers.
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Is the next product GigaSafe?

    If you have AppleCare, you can get it replaced for free.
  7. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    No, it will be GagSafe it seems.
  8. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Use a wooden toothpick to clean around the contacts on the connector. Might just be a bit of schmoodge.

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