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Replaced battery - still have serious issues charging...

Hey all, last week I replaced the battery in my Mid-2011 13" Air. It went great, and now I have a lot more battery life to work with. However, I still get serious issues with getting the MagSafe power adaptor to actually charge the computer. The magsafe that I have is in really good condition for being 7+ years old, but the little light on it frequently stays black (not charging) and I have to do many minutes of plugging/unplugging to get it to charge a not-full battery (currently at 33%) and have the light turn orange.

Should I try resetting the SMC? Or is my magsafe just too old?

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That's a pretty old power supply. I would replace it. The light not coming on is a bad sign...and the wires in the old power supplies are aluminum (!) and don't handle being coiled tightly or strained well.

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Thank you for the prompt reply!

I'll look into getting a new Magsafe 1 adapter.

Any "reputable" and/or bargain places to get one of those besides Apple? They probably don't even make them anymore and the cost from Apple is almost as much as the new batt itself.

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Check local used mac stores, kijiji, and Craigslist or your local equivalent. Agreed, parts from apple are often high for older machines.

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Will do, thank you!

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