Magsafe works sometimes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cpuguy18, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. cpuguy18 macrumors regular

    cpuguy18

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    My magsafe charger only charges sometimes (particularly when the battery is low). Most of the time it wont even light up and the cord is frayed. Is this a problem with the battery or the charger IDK.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It sounds like a problem with the charger, since the cord is frayed. Have you tried another charger, to see if it works?
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    almost certainly the charger, I think the 'only charging when low' might be a coinsidence.
     
  4. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

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    I had a ~5 month old laptop when I started to notice this same problem. A week later it wouldn't charge whatsoever. It was under warranty and they replaced it for me. Surprising it failed in 5 months because I'm very delicate with my laptop and all its accessories, but sounds like some are just lemons.
     
  5. cpuguy18 thread starter macrumors regular

    cpuguy18

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    Dont have another charger anyways my local computer store has them for $60 i will get one tomorrow.
     
  6. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    My charger doesn't always show the light when charging, though it is fine. Then I have another charger which is a US charger, I use an adapter with that when I need to but it doesn't always charge. Then I change the fuse and it works fine... for another 2 days.

    Anyway, my point is, try replacing the fuse in the charger and see if that helps.
     

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