Macbook Power Adapter is not detected

There might be some situations when the MagSafe adapter seems to be connected just fine but no charge is being passed through to the computer. When it stops charging, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the MacBook battery or other hardware is faulty. There are a lot of possibilities and it is necessary to analyze every possibility before assuming the worst.

  • Related Keywords:
  • System Management Controller (SMC) – A chip on the logic board that controls system resets from various commands.
  • PRAM – Parameter Random Access Memory

Related Brands:

  • Apple

Related Models:

  • Mac Pro: A1993, A1186, A1289, A1481, A1991, A2304
  • Macbook: A1181, A1278, A1534, A1342
  • Macbook Pro: A1278, A1425, A1502, A1708, A1706, A1989, A2159, A2289, A2251, A1150, A1211, A1226, A1260, A1286, A1398, A1990, A2141, A1151, A1212, A1229, A1261, A1297
  • Macbook Air: A1237, A1304, A1370, A1369, A1465, A1466, A1932, A2179


1. How do I know if my MacBook needs a power adapter repair?

If your MacBook isn’t charging or only charges sporadically, it may be time for a power adapter repair. Other signs that your MacBook may need this type of repair include the following:

– Your MacBook only works when it’s connected to an outlet
– Your MacBook battery drains quickly
– Your MacBook shuts down unexpectedly or doesn’t turn on at all

2. How much does a power adapter repair cost?

Pricing for a power adapter repair will vary depending on the model of your MacBook and the severity of the damage. However, you can expect to pay between $129 and $279 for this type of repair.

3. How long does a power adapter repair take?

Repair time will also vary depending on the model of your MacBook and the severity of the damage. However, most repairs can be completed within a day.