Gay Andy

August 15, 2010

Magsafe Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — gayandy @ 2:34 am

Now I know it wasn’t the Magsafe that was bad. The new/used Magsafe that I bought is doing the same thing my other Magsafe was doing. The problem is somewhere inside my Macbook and not with the Magsafe. My Macbook is really weird. Here’s what I have to do now. Turn on my Macbook and use it on battery power. Then turn off the Macbook and recharge the battery. If I plug the Magsafe in, and turn on the computer, the green led light on the Magsafe shines, and the electric plug icon shows on the dock, but the Macbook is actually running on battery power and not on electricity. It’s so weird. I turn off the Macbook to recharge the battery. And turn it on to use the battery. The Magsafe recharges the battery, but it doesn’t provide electric power to the Macbook when the Macbook is turned on. This problem with my Macbook will probably cause the people at Apple to scratch their heads in confusion. LOL



  1. Ah, David, I'm sorry you are having that problem. I hoped the 'new' magsafe would fix it. At least you are learning more about it. And you have a 'work around': you just have to have the computer off to charge the battery.

    Comment by Brian — August 15, 2010 @ 3:23 am | Reply

  2. Can you research this problem on the Internet? Other than that all you can do is send it away for repair. They will probably just replace a power supply electronic component inside the Mac and send it back. The question is of course how much it will cost; new laptops are getting cheaper these days and it may be a good down-payment on a newer and more powerful one. Any electronic or mechanical unit is only as strong as its weakest link and then Murphy's law takes over. bfn – Wayne

    Comment by wayner — August 15, 2010 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

  3. David,First be sure the new charger is the same size (voltage output) as the one you need. Apple has two different sizes. If it is, then you have a bigger problem. The inside connection of the magsafe is directly connected to the mother board. So it will need to be replaced $$$$.Next, If you don't already subscribe to podcast through iTunes, Do so. Go to the tech section and look for podcast about macs. They are free and give you a lot of knowledge. I recommend Leo Laporte. He talks about all types of tech and will answer your questions. He has been in the business for years. Radio, TV and now internet.

    Comment by Chris — August 15, 2010 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

  4. @ chris: thx for the tip about Leo Laporte. I've heard a lot about him and so I decided to listen to him. And you're right he is good~! He seems to *heart* Macs. And he knows a whole lot about computers. How do I contact him?

    Comment by D@vid @ndrew Del@cruz — August 16, 2010 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  5. David, Info is in the podcast. Here is the link to one of his pages.

    Comment by chris — August 16, 2010 @ 2:42 am | Reply

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