whats up with my charger? HELP!

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  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    not sure whats going on, i recently got a new charger (2 months ago) since my told one shorted out. Well the last 2 weeks my charger has been going in and out meaning it will charge then it wont. its the new style charger but i have to move the cable around to get it to charge and its annoying. not sure whats going on but maybe you guys know.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

    Pay special attention to the section on CHARGING.
     
  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    didnt help me since i dont think its my battery. might be the charger but i dont know whats goingon.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the section on CHARGING? It deals with charger issues.
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You should upgrade to Snow Leopard, and run the firmware update for compatibility with the new "L shaped" chargers.
     
  6. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i am on snow leopard, what is the L shaped charger? i mean what can i do i just spent almost $100 on mine 2 months ago.
     
  7. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just looked it up, i have the L shaped charger
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Install the latest firmware update and you'll be set.
     
  9. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    where do i get the firmware? thanks for the quick responses
     
  10. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i think i found it and it said i dont need the update when i tried to install it
     
  11. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    You'll find it in Software Update. However, I think you may need Snow Leopard.
     
  12. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    computer already has the update

    and now i found out, the charger only charges when i turn the wire near the metal then it charges, if i keep the wire straight then it doesnt charge. what kinda BS is this, i paid $90 for this exactly 2 months ago and basically stopped working.
     
  13. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Take it back to the Apple Store and exchange it for another one.
     
  14. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thing is, i had to buy it at best buy since apple store was out. just checked the receipt and says 45 days which im over. if i take it to the apple store and bring the receipt will they give me a new one?
     
  15. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Since I don't work for the Apple Store I can't give you any kind of guarantee but I imagine they would. The warranty on that power adaptor is likely a year. Look through the paperwork it came with and see what the warranty is.
     

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