2017 13-inch Macbook Pro will only charge at 12 Watts

Recently, I have been having battery issues. I lost the 61W charger that came with my Macbook several weeks ago, and in the mean time used a 12W iPad charger. This didn’t work fantastically well but I did not expect it to.

Since I have found the original charger, it does not appear to be working any more. There is no apparent damage to the charger (although I did buy a new cable, since the original was discoloured).

Therefore, it did not seem that there was an issue with the charger.

However, my Macbook has still been charging slowly and, according to the System Report, it is only receiving 12W. This is despite using the original 61W adapter and a new 60W cable.

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

can I get a bidirectional adapter like the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter? I believe the thunderbolt port puts out 9.9 W max and this display Power Consumption(Typical):<7.5W* *measuring a screen brightness of 200 nits without audio/ USB/ Card reader connection)

basically I need a second portable screen 13″ – 15″ preferably type C like a large variety of modern displays available as mentioned above, preferably powered from the adapted thunderbolt 2 port etc, that way when I update the Macbook Pro later the screen will be usable on any updated model with Thunderbolt 3…

It doesn’t have to be the above mentioned Asus screen but it looks the goods and no less then 1920×1080. I am not against the idea of utilizing the two thunderbolt ports one for display and one to power said display if required OR even use the HDMI port etc… just as long as it works and powered by the Macbooks ports as the Macbook can be running from the wall charger as required…

Again a portable setup preferably single cable. recommendations and ideas much appreciated.

Help choosing new monitor for my Mid 2012, 13-inch Macbook Pro Non Retina

I’ve been reading posts here and elsewhere for weeks but I’m trying to get input for my specific situation.

My Mid 2012, 13-inch MBP is usually always in clamshell mode hooked up to a decent 1080p 24″ display. I’m looking to upgrade my external monitor. I bought an LG 27″ 4K monitor (I knew I couldn’t run 4k, my MBP supports up to 2560×1600) but I thought of it as a future-proof buy for when I eventually upgrade my MBP. Through everything, I couldn’t get it to downscale to 2560×1440 without looking extremely small. Tried SwitchResX, alt when selecting scaled in display settings. Everything. I returned it.

I’m now looking to buy a 2560×1440 display in hopes it will scale better.

My questions are:

  1. Would it actually scale better/be useable on a 1440p monitor?

  2. 24″ or 27″ 1440p display?

  3. Any recommendations? My requirements are 2560×1440, DisplayPort, IPS panel and 24-27″.

Specs are as follows if that helps in any way:

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

My MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not go to sleep after Mojave update [10.14.3]

Ever since upgrading to the latest version of Mojave[10.14.3], my MacBook Air (MBA) (13-inch, 2017) refuses to sleep with the lid down in the default settings on battery power. This leads to severe battery drainage along with the MBA getting really hot in the backpack while carrying. Numerous tries with clearing the SMC, resetting to the default battery setting, are not helping.

I have tried to look into the reason why this is occurring.

Entering pmset -g assertions yields

2019-03-18 22:12:04 +0530 Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 ApplePushServiceTask 0 UserIsActive 1 PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep 0 PreventSystemSleep 0 ExternalMedia 1 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 0 NetworkClientActive 0 Listed by owning process: pid 61(powerd): [0x0000000d00088000] 52:39:18 ExternalMedia named: "com.apple.powermanagement.externalmediamounted" pid 103(hidd): [0x0000dc9200099fd0] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle.4295019668.3" Timeout will fire in 120 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease No kernel assertions. Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler

While the log shows the following

log show --style syslog | grep "Wake reason"

2019-03-11 01:17:46.678832+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:17:46.678835+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:17:59.740650+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:17:59.740653+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:13.368112+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:13.368115+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:27.621691+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:27.621694+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:40.662311+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:40.662313+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:53.706124+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:18:53.706127+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:19:07.346584+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:19:07.346587+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:19:21.040185+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance) 2019-03-11 01:19:21.040187+0530 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) AppleACPIPlatformPower Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

What is this

EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

How to fix this?