question about magsafe

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by einjhel, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. einjhel

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    hi, i have been using my macbook pro for sometime now, and ok naman, but something slightly unusual happened kanina, yung charger (magsafe) is nakagreen na , so it is already charged, so, i'm just watching videos, then i noticed na the charger indicator wala ng light na green, and then i look at the computer, and nakabattery power na siya,i tried to disconnect the charger and connect it and its ok na uli hanggang ngayon, nothing unusual na. it's the first time that has happened, i'm sure na masikip at ok pa yung power socket, so i'm a bit worried na there's something wrong,

    it's just once lang that it happened so i don't know how i will tell the apple service center the problem if i went there...
     
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    rdy0329 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Ganun din nangyayari sa akin, it will become frequent na, don't worry, I think there is a problem with the light itself, the charging of your MacBook is still the same.
     
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    I think there was a software update regarding the magsafe. It was supposed to correct charging indicator.
     
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    magsafe really has issues. i had mine checked by powermac coz it stopped charging. i was told by my friend that magsafe is a usual problem of mac users. good thing, mine is still under warranty. powermac replaced it. :)
     
  5. einjhel

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    hi guys, thanks for the reply. do you think that i should bring this to the apple service center or should i just observe pa, i want to bring this sana to the service center but baka pag punta ko dun, hindi naman magloko, since once pa lang nangyayari? baka hindi naman nila ako paniwalaan or something?
     
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    I had a similar problem before but I didn't really think too much of it. It didn't affect anything so I just brushed it off as a bug. But since I had my battery replaced it hasn't happened again. Just try and observe it for a while to see if it does give you any problems. But unless you're at the end of your mbp's applecare coverage then go to the service center asap.
     
  7. einjhel

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    hi thanks for the reply. i guess i will wait and see if it happens again, anyway my apple care will expire july 2010 pa. thanks so much
     
  8. xai

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    that happened to me also. 100% charged but no green light. what i did was disconnect and connect the charger.. then green light lights.. you think it is safe doing it frequently?
     
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    sorry to ask but is it safe not to unplug the magsafe even if the battery is fully charged and the indicator light is green?
     
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    hi busrider! it is totally fine to leave the magsafe when your battery is at 100%. actually, it is better coz by doing so, your macbook does not make use of your battery. just do a monthly calibration. i always have my magsafe plugged when i'm using my macbook. :)
     
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    i always plugged my magsafe when i'm using my macbook. the only time i unplugged it when may mac is on sleep mode. pepper is right, when it is plugged, the power source is came from magsafe, not on the battery, it will saves your battery power and cycle count.
     
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    Better have your magsafe checked out. The magsafe of my MBP started with those symptoms and progressed to dimming of green light or orange light when charging or fully charged. It seems the wiring of the inside magsafe that connects to the MBP was fraying which resulted in the light dimming. Brought my magsafe back to applecare and was sent to Apple singapore and after a week I got a new magsafe charger for my MBP.
     
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    but make sure to cycle the battery once in a while, the instruction is at apple's website
     
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    My magsafe adapter died and I took it apart just to see whats wrong and get a peek inside... this is what I saw... nothing spectacular about it though... just thought I'd share it.

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  15. einjhel

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    hi po, thanks for the reply.. gusto ko nga po sana dalhin sa senco link din ito, but i don't know what to say to them, na baka if they check e ok naman at wala makita since once lang nangyari sakin? can they tell po ba sa loob if may damage na yung adaptor even if nagsstart pa lang yung symptoms?
     

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