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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.


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


Will do, thank you!


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