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Poor Quality Product,
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It's nice looking, but that's about where it ends.
The first time I used this adapter it wouldn't actually charge the laptop, just hold the battery where it was.
I thought that might be a fluke, since it started working later.
Since that time, I've had nothing but problems with it. It will either:
a) Not charge
b) Charge, but the LED on the plug flashes alternating orange and green
c) Charge fully, but the LED never turns green
And most recently, now it won't charge at all unless I pinch the magnetic plug between my fingers, which I'm doing right now to write this review.
It lasted exactly 3 weeks.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2014 6:36:37 AM PDT
An orange light is not cause for worry! This is the color that shines when the computer is charging! Green light means that the battery is full and the charger is allowing the battery to discharge a little. This is its normal cycle! When you are putting your CPU through some difficult tasks, the charger will be feeding its full power straight into use and not to the battery. This explains why sometimes the charger never turns green. The charger doesn't have any more power to devote to charging the battery when the CPU is sucking up all the power.
The alternating orange and green is part of its charging cycle. This is the same cycle that authentic Apple chargers use. When your computer is charging, the light shines orange; when the battery is full, the light shines green. When your computer is plugged in with full battery and you're not doing much more than watching Netflix and checking email, you don't need the full wattage output by the charger. Therefore, the charger allows the the battery to charge up to 100% and then drain down to about 98% and then charges it back up to 100%. During this time, you will see the light cycling between orange and green.
This cycling ensures longevity of your battery. If it were to simply sit at 100% and stay green, your battery would quickly decay and not be able to hold as much charge.
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