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Will not accept AC power

My Apple MacBook worked okay as long as the battery was charged. When the AC adaptor is connected, the magnetic connector shows no indicator light and the computer receives no power. I tried it with three different power supplies and got the same result.

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Try to charge it with different Apple charger. If your PC is under warrenty then you could call Apple Costomer Service and have them send you a new charger. The number is 1-800-676-2775.

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