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MacBook Battery Won't Charge...Get "Not Charging"

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  • SJDHAVALE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:57 AM (in response to Gully)

    i've got the same issues, my mbook is early 2008, macbook 4.1 and it will only work when plugged in, did the smc reset twice and no change! battery will not charge, cycle count is 381 and here is the system data:

     

    Model Name:    MacBook

      Model Identifier:    MacBook4,1

      Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:    2.4 GHz

      Number Of Processors:    1

      Total Number Of Cores:    2

      L2 Cache:    3 MB

      Memory:    2 GB

      Bus Speed:    800 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:    MB41.00C1.B00

      SMC Version (system):    1.31f1

      Serial Number (system):    W8819QEJ0P1

      Hardware UUID:    7B3EFCA4-6EE3-546F-9E82-BC281B128E02

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:    Enabled

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:    SMP-ASMB016-3897-b57

      Manufacturer:    SMP

      Device name:    ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:    0000

      PCB Lot Code:    0000

      Firmware Version:    0110

      Hardware Revision:    0200

      Cell Revision:    0102

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):    0

      Fully charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):    0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:    381

      Condition:    Check Battery

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    0

      Voltage (mV):    6019

  • MartinWAPerth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd like to provide something far more constructive than the usual "take it to a genius" line that's used a lot around here.

     

    Fault:

     

    After power drain from standby after a week of no use resulted with the laptop not powering on with the charger plugged in (green indication light) and from battery. Basically echoing what everyone else here has said.

    Battery Cycle count: 297

     

    What I tried regain life to the unit:

     

    I did the SMC reset suggested in most of the posts here a few times (Remove battery, hold down power button for five seconds, insert the charger, re-insert the battery, press power button) nothing. As it is a work laptop I couldn't care less what the outcome was going to be....

     

    However this time I did something different.

     

    a) I left the charger plugged in to the mains power and the latop (still displaying a green light, not red)

    b) left the laptop open (as if I were sitting in front of it looking at the screen)

    c) device still lifeless.

     

    About 20 minutes later the laptop rawed into life turning itself on. It booted up as normal and the green "charged" indicator light changed to the red "charging" light.

     

    From here I checked the battery stats. It showed 96% which was obviously incorrect, it remained at this value until it increased to 100% after some time (1 hour or so). Then I rebooted the device, disconnected the charger and it was working again from the battery as it normally would.

     

    By no means is this a fix, just a run down on what I did to get it working again. I've given it two days before posting here and all is well.

     

    Cheers

  • cfschelle Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2011 5:30 PM (in response to Gully)

    We bought a new battery and the light on the power adapter is still green and the battery charge display shows "Battery Is Not Charging." The battery itself is stil the factory-provided charge.

     

    I tried the SMC reset and that did not work either. It really sounds like Apple needs to recall MacBooks and replace/repair hardware. From what I read in other message boards, it sounds like it is a logic board issue.

     

    Some even gave theories that this is a static electricity issue and using a magnetic screwdriver on the L bracket where the RAM is to discharge the static electricity. This didn't work either. Here's the hardware info. If serial number is needed, I'll post if asked.

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Model Name:    MacBook

      Model Identifier:    MacBook5,2

      Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:    2.13 GHz

      Number Of Processors:    1

      Total Number Of Cores:    2

      L2 Cache:    3 MB

      Memory:    2 GB

      Bus Speed:    1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:    MB52.0088.B06

      SMC Version (system):    1.38f5

      Hardware UUID:    FB5EBCD9-C020-55A2-BB9A-19AA2954D3F5

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:    Enabled

     

    Here's battery information:

    Model Information:

      Manufacturer:    DP

      Device name:    ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:    0002

      PCB Lot Code:    0000

      Firmware Version:    0110

      Hardware Revision:    0500

      Cell Revision:    0102

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):    2364

      Fully charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):    5471

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:    1

      Condition:    Normal

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    0

      Voltage (mV):    11397

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):    10

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):    10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):    10

      Automatic Restart On Power Loss:    No

      Wake On AC Change:    No

      Wake On Clamshell Open:    Yes

      Wake On LAN:    No

      Current Power Source:    Yes

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:    Yes

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):    10

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):    10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):    4

      Wake On AC Change:    No

      Wake On Clamshell Open:    Yes

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:    Yes

      Reduce Brightness:    Yes

     

    Hardware Configuration:

     

      UPS Installed:    No

     

    AC Charger Information:

     

      Connected:    Yes

      ID:    0x0100

      Wattage (W):    60

      Revision:    0x0000

      Family:    0x00ba

      Serial Number:    0x00429d81

      Charging:    No

  • Jonathan Bowerbank Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Sep 12, 2011 6:36 PM (in response to Gully)

    SUCCESS!

     

    So, my issue was I left my 17" Macbook Pro (2008) in sleep mode, and it obviously drained the battery and eventually shut off completely.  I plugged in my charger, connected the MagSafe, and nothing happened.  The MagSafe stayed green, and the battery indicator light was flashing when I pressed the indicator button.

     

    I left it plugged in for about an hour hoping it would revive itself, but nothing happened.  Finally, after removing the battery a couple times, trying an unsuccessful reset, and pushing the power button a couple hundred times, I came up with an idea to FORCE the battery back to life.

     

    I removed the battery, plugged the charger in, connected the MagSafe and made sure it was glowing.  Then I slammed in the battery and it immediately began the slow blink with the MagSafe having turned orange.

     

    It's been 10 minutes, and it's still charging successfully.  Hope this helps some of you, probably won't work for all.

  • frostts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I have a regular macbook, a little more than a year old, and I have no idea how to remove the battery.  Do you know if the macbook pro battery comes out the same way as a regular macbook battery? I removed the back cover yesterday and the battery appears to be screwed in with a big sticker saying "WARNING:  Do not remove battery!"

  • chadwickboggs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2011 8:04 PM (in response to Gully)

    I just took off the bottom plate, disconnected the battery wire, reconnected it, replaced the plate, and then everything worked fine.

  • phantomfairy06 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 22, 2011 10:45 AM (in response to Gully)

    I'm currently having a similar issue with the charging of my battery. I purchased my Macbook from Best Buy in 2009 and I was able to get a new battery and charger in July. Everything was fine until now. The new items worked properly. Now I'm plugging in the charger and I'm getting the plug signal showing that it's plugged in but the information says "Battery Not Charging" Power Source: "Power Adapter" Here is my battery and charger information:

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device name:          ASMB013

      Pack Lot Code:          0106

      PCB Lot Code:          050d

      Firmware Version:          6410

      Hardware Revision:          2700

      Cell Revision:          0000

    Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          497

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          4320

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          50

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          116

      Voltage (mV):          11237

     

    AC Charger Information:

     

      Connected:          Yes

      ID:          0x0000

      Wattage (W):          0

      Revision:          0x0000

      Family:          0x0000

      Serial Number:          0x00000000

      Charging:          No

     

    Some help would be appreciated, I can't afford to take it to an Apple store right now.

  • crossbytje Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:29 AM (in response to Gully)

    My battery is 'dead' too.

    I have a macbook4,1 which was working fine until some weeks ago. I recently bought a new MBP, so I haven't used the old one a lot. It has been a few times that the battery went completely empty while in sleep mode (the macbook was just sitting there, unopened for 10 days). Connecting the magsafe would charge the battery and everything worked just fine, no loss in battery autonomy, it was still doing a couple of hours surfing.

    Until last week, suddenly the macbook only works when the magsafe is connected. It says the battery is not changing. The green lights don't even flash when I press the button, so it must be completely empty.

     

    I have tried several things already but none work. I refuse to believe that the battery died, it was doing just fine until last week!

  • MidnightBlue123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:29 AM (in response to Gully)

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:    DP-ASMB016-38a8-2acb

      Manufacturer:    DP

      Device name:    ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:    0002

      PCB Lot Code:    0000

      Firmware Version:    0110

      Hardware Revision:    0500

      Cell Revision:    0102

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):    0

      Fully charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):    0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:    793

      Condition:    Check Battery

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    0

      Voltage (mV):    9177

  • urbanizing Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to Gully)

    I had the same with my wife´s old 15inch Macbook Pro and after trying out all written methods without success she just put a small metal screwdriver into the charger metal contacts. A small orange flash appeared and since than its peacefully charging with red colour. Maybe not the obvious method to try out, but it workes fine since than

  • greyskiesblack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to Gully)

    I'm having the same problem right now. A couple of weeks ago I noticed something unusual... it showed "not charging" in the indicator instead of a percentage... I just never seen it show up like that but it was shown that way at 93%...so I wasn't too worried. I was told to callebrate my battery. Before I callebrated my battery I let it drop down to 85% and it wouldn't recharge at all. I can't remember but I dropped it down a bit more and it did start to charge although slowly and not consistently (went from green to orange). Then I let it drain all the way and it recharged up fine and showed the steady orange. I noticed when I would use it since then it'd never show it recharging back up like it used to ("trickle")... but when I put my computer to sleep and woke it up I noticed it had recharged and whatnot. Maybe I didn't callebrate it right? I don't think I let it sleep for 5 hours. But I'm not sure if that will even fix the problem. I cleaned the magsafe adapter and the connector just in case but I don't think a dirty adapter is the case. Something makes me think something's wrong with the logic board or battery? Am I jumping to conclusions? I didn't touch the computer after last Sunday and when I woke the computer up on Wednesday it showed "Not Charging" at 82%...I let it drop to 75% and it still says not charging with a green light. Great. I don't know what to do...I think mine is a built in battery MBP so I don't even know how to check it. I've only had this computer for 17 months. Should I trust local repairs to look at my computer? I don't really have a lot to spend... I have never been mobile with it so it's fine as a desktop but it really *****, especially if you were to lose it if you were working on it. I've already tried the SMC and it did nothing...unless I didn't do it right...

  • Stevie_Portsmouth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 2:46 AM (in response to Gully)

    I'm in the same boat as all of you

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:    ˇSMB013

      Device Name:    ASMB013

      Pack Lot Code:    1

      PCB Lot Code:    0

      Firmware Version:    102

      Hardware Revision:    300

      Cell Revision:    100

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):    0

      Fully Charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):    4660

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:    434

      Condition:    Normal

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    106

      Voltage (mV):    9234

     

    My Macbook Cannot Venture away from the mains lead at the moment because of it ..

     

    I'm SO dissapointed ...

     

    What can we do if Apple Will not do anything about it ... ??????

     

    I havent got the money to be buying over £100 of battery

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)

    your cycle count is 793. End of life.

  • becalamari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:28 AM (in response to Gully)

    My macbook charger has just completely stop working. Theres not even a green light. I don't know whats wrong and I've only had the mac for almost three years. I only realised that it didn't work until the battery life was 0%

  • MartinWAPerth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 2:19 AM (in response to becalamari)

    Out of 8 pages of forum posts and suggestions what have you tried so far?

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