Some owners of the 1621 16-inch MacBook Pro are plagued by mysterious MagSafe charging issues.
Numerous users say that their machines cannot be charged when they are switched off, and the LED light on the MagSafe charger flashes yellow, which indicates that there is a problem with charging. The MacBook has been replaced at least once.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is facing problems with MagSafe
When you plug the MagSafe charger into your MacBook Pro, it should glow yellow to indicate that the laptop is charging, and then glow green when fully charged. But for an increasing number of users, this is not happening.
In some cases, the 16-inch MacBook Pro doesn’t seem to charge properly when it’s closed and turned off.
“I recently noticed that when the MacBook turns off completely, there’s a charging problem,” one 2021 MacBook Pro owner reported on Reddit. “The LED on the charging cable is constantly on and off and every time this is done, you can hear the sound effect of charging.”
“I have SO the same problem,” wrote another. “We went to the Genius Bar and tested with the cable and charger they have and still had the same problem. They said they would order a new 140-watt charger for me to see that they would fix it, but they said it was most likely a firmware problem. ”
“This seems to be a topical issue,” added another. “Apple asked for my cable and MacBook for engineering testing. That doesn’t happen on all computers. “
As mentioned above, the problem does not affect all machines and does not seem to exist completely on 14-inch MacBook Pro models. But its root cause remains a mystery. The fixes suggested by Apple either don’t work at all, or prove to be temporarily successful before the problem returns.
Apple’s support article on MagSafe chargers confirms that if the LED light on the charger flashes yellow, there is a problem. This document outlines a number of potential solutions, but again, they do not fix the problem.
Some users state that Apple has replaced chargers and even notebooks. However, it is still unclear whether this is needed in the long run or whether a firmware update could solve the problem in the future.
We have asked Apple for more information and will update this post if we receive a response.
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