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Charge light on unibody MacBook

Message #1 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Steven Fisher

Pardon a stupid question, but is it normal for the light on the MacBook magsafe connector to go out completely out from time to time? I'm assuming not, and I should take my charger in to get it replaced, but I thought I'd check first.

Steve

Message #2 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Mike Rosenberg

Steven Fisher wrote:

Pardon a stupid question, but is it normal for the light on the MacBook magsafe connector to go out completely out from time to time? I'm assuming not, and I should take my charger in to get it replaced, but I thought I'd check first.

It's not normal.

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Message #3 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Steven Fisher

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Steven Fisher wrote:

Pardon a stupid question, but is it normal for the light on the MacBook magsafe connector to go out completely out from time to time? I'm assuming not, and I should take my charger in to get it replaced, but I thought I'd check first.

It's not normal.

Sigh. Okay, thanks. The only plus is the local guys didn't give me any grief when this happened with my PowerBook years ago, so hopefully they're still nice about it.

Steve

Message #4 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Mike Rosenberg

Steven Fisher wrote:

Sigh. Okay, thanks. The only plus is the local guys didn't give me any grief when this happened with my PowerBook years ago, so hopefully they're still nice about it.

I don't know about your local guys, of course, but here in Jacksonville they swap out chargers, mice and keyboards just like that.

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Message #5 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Mr. Uh Clem

Steven Fisher wrote:

Pardon a stupid question, but is it normal for the light on the MacBook magsafe connector to go out completely out from time to time? I'm assuming not, and I should take my charger in to get it replaced, but I thought I'd check first.

Steve

I had that happen too on the charger for my MacBook which is about a year and a half old. The light going out did not seem to hurt anything, so I lived with it for many months before finally taking it in. The tech said it was defective and it was replaced.

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Message #6 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Elden Fenison

* Steven Fisher [07/12/09 17:55 UTC]:

Pardon a stupid question, but is it normal for the light on the MacBook magsafe connector to go out completely out from time to time? I'm assuming not, and I should take my charger in to get it replaced, but I thought I'd check first.

When I had that happen on an Apple laptop, Apple serviced it. They replaced whatever it is inside that the magsafe connector connects to. I'm thinking they called it the "DC logic board".

-=Elden=-

Message #7 - Posted 2009/07/12 - Elden Fenison

* Elden Fenison [07/12/09 21:58 UTC]:

When I had that happen on an Apple laptop, Apple serviced it. They replaced whatever it is inside that the magsafe connector connects to. I'm thinking they called it the "DC logic board".

I should also mention, that in my case swapping out the power adapter did not correct the issue.

-=Elden=-

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