Macbook Pro Charger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tawnyowl63, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Tawnyowl63 macrumors newbie

    Tawnyowl63

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    I have a Macbook Pro Retina (had it for about 2 years). The charger has been playing up for a while and now it's not charging at all. I have tried EVERY 'fix' mentioned in Google so I started to resign myself to getting a new, extortionately priced charger.
    But then I saw all the 1 star reviews for these chargers and started to wonder if it was time for a return to W****ws.
    Any thoughts, anyone?
     
  2. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    It's just a charger, buy a new one and look after it.
    If you routinely mangle the string by shoving it in a bag without coiling it up neatly they do go.
    Mine (7 years old) is always fine because I protect it when travelling. A friend gets through two a year because he shoves them in his backpack any old how mixed in with load of junk and chucks the bag around.
     
  5. Tawnyowl63 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Tawnyowl63

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    Thanks for the advice, gents. Yes, I have tried the Apple advice.
    I treat my charger carefully and it is not damaged.
    The battery condition is "normal".
    The green/orange light does not come on when I plug it in, the machine WILL NOT CHARGE. I have tried every suggestion so far and I am reluctant to buy a 65GBP charger to see if it works.
    It is very hard for me to get to the nearest Apple Store.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 23, 2016 ---
    I may have found the reason: there are small teeth marks on the cable which I hadn't noticed before. I have two cats, so the finger points firmly at them.
    When I put my fingers over the marks, the charging light comes on!
     
  6. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, I replaced three MagSafe (old and new versions) in a couple of years. For some reason, they just start to fail after their warranty period is over, and yes, they are quite costly to replace. I truly hope my new MBP's charger lasts for a while.
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I wish Apple would relax the patent on them and open the chargers up to third party manufacturers so we would have the choice of buying from reputable companies.
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Cats! They tore up my carpets, and now they ate your power cord.
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Changing OS'es and computer for a charger? Really? Don't you think that's a little over-reacting?
     

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