Magsafe light goes dim?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jongewehr, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    hey guys , i noticed last night that the Green Magsafe light was dim.

    i bumped it an it went to bright green again, did that 2 times.
    the mac is about 2 months. ( including the magsafe power brick)

    is this anything to be concerned about.
    is the light just going out or could there be a fire issue with bad wires or something?:apple:
  2. Nate025 macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    had this happen to me

    Hey there, I just had a similar issue with my own magsafe adapter: The light initially started going dim in both the 'charging' and 'charged' states. As it progressed, the light consistently flickered on/off seemingly at random, also reacting to a bump, nudge, or being positioned at improper angles.

    For me it turned out there was a short in the wire, right at the base of the cradle, which connects to the Macbook.

    Take it in to a nearby Apple store to have it evaluated, as "the sooner the better" in these cases. I was given a brand new magsafe adapter, replacing the dysfunctional part, free of charge.

    You can make a Genius-bar appointment here:
  3. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    ok thanks, do i have to make a appotiment to the genius bar? im not sure when ill be goin to the mall or if i could make it the day i set it up. can i just walk in?
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    You can walk in if it is a quiet day and you want to take your chances. Everyone with an appointment will be served first, so making an appointment is definitely a lot lot better.
  5. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    if i cant get it to go dim will they still give me a new one?
  6. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I had a similar situation. but by charger led light was completely out, turned out i had a bad charging port on my MBP. Apple replaced the motherboard, and now its ok.

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