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8804 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2010 7:31 PM by Anic264b
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 9:14 AM (in response to berndawg84)Update: I just was able to charge my laptop with a 60 watt charge. Maybe not the best idea, but I was able to. So I guess it just means the charger is fried and is unusable?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2010 1:43 AM (in response to berndawg84)I literally just had the same problem - clicking and everything. Can anyone help? I can't get a charge at all though.macbook pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2010 3:42 PM (in response to berndawg84)Here's an article on troubleshooting MagSafe adaptors:
Since you were able to charge your Mac with a 60W adaptor, my guess is that your 85W adaptor is dead. The clicking noise makes me think it may have an internal short and you may be hearing a sparking noise. I would unplug it and use it no more.
If you have access to an Apple Store, you can take in your old adaptor for evaluation. It's possible it sustained damage from normal use, or it's possible that it had a manufacturing defect of some sort. If they feel that it was defective from the factory, you might possibly get a free replacement. No guarantees of course, but there were some faulty original MBP adaptors produced, and you could possibly have one of them.
Good luck!MBP, 17"hi res, 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iBook G4, 800 MHz, 1.12 GB RAM, 120 GB WD HD, 10.4.11; 1999 CRT iMac Rev. C
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2010 7:31 PM (in response to berndawg84)I've also had the exact same problem 2 years ago. I remember I accidentally put my foot on the MagSafe's connector (it was on the ground and I walked there). Like for you, the cable had not visible damage, like the connector. I still don't understand how walking on it made such a problem.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)