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kaa
kaa

💻 Oh no. I think my laptop has given up the ghost. Orange light in maglite adaptor is on but the power isn’t coming on. Looks like I will be relying exclusively on my iPad Pro until I try and get my laptop fixed.

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macgenie
macgenie

@kaa Could it be the power adapter? Can you try another one? (That’s the extent of my hardware troubleshooting expertise.)

kaa
kaa

@macgenie it could be. Might take it to the Apple store tomorrow to see if they have a spare I could try.

ronguest
ronguest

@kaa They’ll definitely have one. I think most Best Buy do now as well, if you’re in the US.

smokey
smokey

@kaa You might also try resetting the SMC; that’s often the solution for mysterious power-related issues (assuming the adapter/cord itself is not bad) 🤞

kaa
kaa

@smokey Huh, that's a pretty useful link. I'll take it to the Apple store to see if it's a simple case of the adapter being faulty, hopefully that's the culprit, otherwise I'll have to move towards an iPad only lifestyle...which could be ok, considering iPad0S...

smokey
smokey

@kaa You clearly were living well (or I’ve been living very poorly!) if you’d never had to reset the SMC before. A real bummer that nothing worked out this time, though.