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New power cord not charging new MacBook Air battery

Hi folks.

I bought a new battery through iFixit and installed it, and also bought a new MagSafe charger. Both have worked great for about a month.

Today the battery was at 40% when I plugged it in. The MagSafe cord light didn’t come on at all (no Amber, no Green), however the screen lit up a bit and the battery icon in the upper right has the lightening bolt through it that indicates it is charging. However, it is definitely not charging, and when I click on the battery icon, it says, “Battery Is Not Charging.”

I did a SMC reset, which didn’t help. It says the battery condition is normal. I had it unplugged for a bit and it fell to 39%, however it is holding there with the charger plugged in.

I am wondering if the iFixit battery has failed…

Any help appreciated.

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If you can install CoconutBattery and take a snapshot of the main window and post it here for us to see Adding images to an existing question Do one with the MagSafe charger connected and a second with it disconnected.


@bartolome - Did you get CoconutBattery installed and take the snapshots? Please post them so we can move forward here.


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Hi Erin,

It somewhat sounds like the charger isn't supplying enough current to power the laptop and the battery. If you have access to a different charger, I would suggest trying that first…even if it means stopping by your local Apple store and plugging it in there!

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I tried my roomate's certified apple charger and it's the same problem.


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I would check the systems MagSafe connector for damage (melted) are the contacts shiny and clean? Review this Apple T/N Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters Do make sure you’ve got a real Apple charger and the correct one for your system.

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