No power on Magsafe

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by slvrscoobie, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. slvrscoobie macrumors 6502a

    slvrscoobie

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Location:
    NJ
    #1
    Id noticed that my macbook connector was being 'flakey' as I needed to sometime wiggle the connector.
    Today I got back from a 2 day trip to find my laptop turned off and not charging. I played with the connector and it started to work for a while, but then needed to charge my work macbook so I swapped it over to that. Failed to charge. Fiddling didnt work this time.
    Back to mine, it still didnt work.
    after testing a couple of other things, it just wouldnt work. So I decided to test the internals.

    There is no DC voltage on the 2 solder joints to the magsafe cable.
    I assume at this point the poor charger has run down its moral coil, and joined the bleeding choir invisible. It is an Ex-charger.
    Is my assumption correct?
    I know on the magsafe pins you need to use the middle pin to 'enable' voltage on the other pins, but I assume that if no voltage is present on the leads TO the magsafe, its probably done for.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #2
    If your adapter will not charge on two different MBPro, then you need to try a different power adapter.
    If a different adapter works, without having to get it "just right", then you just need to replace your magsafe adapter.
     

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