Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to Flipstick476)
I have the same issue. I went to apple store last year and got adapter replaced. Now, same issue happens again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to okieBASS)
FWIW, that worked for me to...and will hopefully continue to work for me until I can afford to get it fixed. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to stone4345)
thank goodness, stone. the blowdryer tricked worked instantly.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 1:11 AM (in response to stone4345)
How on earth did you come up with this solution? Im at work right now but will sure try it when i get home. I've had my MBA for all of 5 days and i already cannot charge it up! (bought it branc new from appla on monday) This is bananas. Is the problem with the laptop itself or the brick? Im not sure i want to have to blowdry my brick to charge my laptop everytime, i live in canada. Should they not replace everything for me? But will my replacement be afflicted with the say defect??? Shame on Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 7:21 PM (in response to Flipstick476)
So I was having these exact same symptoms and I have two magsafe 2 power adapters. They both stopped working around the same time and I bought a refurbished apple charger off ebay and it worked for a very short time before failing. I figured it was something weird with my MBA but just discovered that my magsafe connector itself (what plugs into my MBA) had lost one of the two connections from the power source. I resoldered the leads and viola! Charges perfectly every time, no heat radiator required. I would strongly recommend to check these wires and seeing if the adapters themselves are simply loose or partially connected. FWIW, there were absolutely ZERO signs of wear on the plug. Everything was underneath the adapter and not visible without disassembly. I followed this DIY on youtube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOb-8Tutt7M --
Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 9:03 PM (in response to Flipstick476)
2012 13" MacBook Air with only sporadic charging. Even after replacing the charger it is getting worse every day.
Heating up the brick is not helping in my case. The action most likely to initiate charging is pulling and reattaching magsafe.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 7:14 AM (in response to Flipstick476)
I have changed my reply. Now it seems heating the brick helps!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 7:28 AM (in response to Flipstick476)
I have the same problem for my 2011 MBA recently! And I find the blow dry method works perfectly! Thanks for the useful trick! Btw, Can we request apple for replacement cord?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2014 4:59 PM (in response to Flipstick476)
people, people... a blowdryer? You really want to make your slick notebook work by modelling its hair? n**ga pleez... if it's under warranty, have Apelle solve the dem problem, if it's not order a - I/O board magsafe powerboard from Ebay and the two torx drivers, it's less than 40 bucks and you're good to go again.
If you're still lost... check out google for fixing guides to now exactly which screw drivers you need (there's 2). It's really not rocket science, even if you have no experience... once you've done it you'll be able to replace virtually anyting apart from the screen and its camera with zero effort.