Origineel bericht door: Albert Emil ,
Idle voltage at 17 Volt instead of 6.8 V after changing MagSafe cable
I replaced my broken MagSafe 1 cable with a [https://www.ebay.de/itm/Magsafe-1-DC-Netzteil-Cable-Kabel-fuer-Apple-Macbook-85W-60W-45W-Ladegeraet-L-Form-/113258614602|replacement cable] and get some weird idle voltages: After desoldering the broken cable from the two pins on the PCB, I checked the idle voltage. My multimeter gave me a reading of 6.84 V which is in accordance to the [guide|6463|ifixit guide|stepid=27890] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagSafe|Wikipedia]. However, after attaching/soldering the replacement cable to the two PCB pins, I get an idle voltage of around 17 V. As far as I understand, this is the regular charging voltage at load, but not at idle. Since I ordered two of these replacement cables, I tried the other one, but got the same result: ca. 17 V at idle. My MacBook Pro is charging with the repaired cable, but does not light up the green LED inside the magnetic connector when fully charged. I assume that this is due to the power supply not reducing the voltage to the required 6.8 V at idle. Does anyone know how to fix the idle voltage and get proper charging behaviour?
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