Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:48 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
It is hard to tell what is happening from your explanation. Does anything at all happen? When you say that the battery does not charge, does it mean that the light on the cable is not turning on? (If it is, what is the color?). Did you try holding the power button for some seconds, then relase button, then press it? You can also try to take the battery out, plug the power cord and check what happens, then try to turn it on. Any other info you can provide?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:52 AM (in response to Tavinus)
nothing happens to the macbook i tried holding the power button for several seconds.. the macbook deosnt seem to recognise the charger as there are no lights lit except if i use the charger on another macbook then the light turns orange and then turns off.. i dont know how to remove the battery since it is a unibody and i think its hard to do that
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 4:14 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
Acessing the battery is quite easy on unibody MacBooks (the white ones are not).
Have a look here:
Basically you unplug the power cord, turn the computer over, press the latch and pull the cover to access the battery.
You may want to schedule a Genius time on an Apple store so they can have a look on it if nothing works.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to Tavinus)
I'm sorry I might not have been clear enough during my discussion as I was typing macbook but what I have is a macbook pro 13" so its not a macbook.. that's why I said that removing the battery would be difficult.. and I am in Cyprus so I don't have any access to an apple retail store so I cant schedule a genius date
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
If the charger doesn't stay lit up and charge another mac like you said, then it could be that the charger is dead and that your macbook simply ran out of power. If however the charger is fine, then you have something more serious going on. The harddrive might have crashed along with the mother board etc (since its not even turning on)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:16 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
press the indicator on the side of the macbook to see if there is anypower at all. If there is some green lights flashing, then there is power in the machine. You may even try to reset the SMC if its possible by following the link Resetting the SMC. Or for further understanding try this link----->https://support.apple.com/kb/TS1365. Hope it works fine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to Manuelntu)
the indicator is off it doesnt have any power even when i hook my charger in.. i tried reseting the SMC but still didnt work.. the macbook pro is not mine so really dont know what sort of things may have happened to it but the person using it said that he was just charging his phone at night and when he woke up the next day he tried to open and charge the mbp but nothing happened
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:28 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
It might even be that the Machine isn't charging because of a fault in the magsafe port. trying cleaning the port, and then connecting the charger and just kep twisting the charger end till you see something. If these aren't the problem then you might have something bigger. Was the battery lasting long before it died? As in was it able to keep the chare for long? If not the battery might have completely died. Your best bet would be to go and get it checked up by apple or their representatives.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to Manuelntu)
i tried cleaning it but still same result.. the battery was fine as it was lasting around 5 hours and still had around 750 cycles left.. but i think as you said the problem is bigger than just the battery.. hopefully they would help and i don't have to pay a chunk of money.. thank you again for your time
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to bayernfan5)
Sorry I only now saw this post but the same thing just happened to my MacBook Pro 13" which has the 'non-removable' battery.
It would not start up and had no charging indication on the power cord LED or on the charge status indicators.
Initially I tried resetting the SMC but that didn't work. So I removed the bottom cover, located the battery connector cable (next to the memory modules) and carefully pried it upwards and off using a mini flat screwdriver. After pausing around 10 seconds, I re-attached the connector and immediately the charge light came on and the system started (fans, tone, but no screen initially). I then held down the power button until the system shut off again and verified the charge indicators on the body as well as charger cord were and they were. I replaced the bottom cover and performed the SMC Reset (with charger plugged in and attached to the laptop, press left side Shift, Control and Option keys whilst simultaneously pressing the Power button for a few seconds then releasing them together). Then I started it normally and it did just that :)
I hope this is helpful as this is basically like resetting the older systems with removable batteries by removing the battery. In this case it is just removing and reconnecting the battery connector.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to Plunjer)
Hey Plunjer! ===> "So I removed the bottom cover, located the battery connector cable (next to the memory modules) and carefully pried it upwards and off using a mini flat screwdriver"
Absolutely genius!! Had the same weird no boot and no battery indicator light problem following a RAM upgrade (I initially thought the RAM wasn't seated), but then I followed your exact directions and I am glad I did. Great alternative thinking on your part as Apple clearly does not want the battery removed from these shiny new Macbook Pros...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to Plunjer)
OMG you are an absloute genius. smarter than anyone that actually works for Apple. I took my son's macbook pro to a "genius" store as it has nothing completely dead. He connected the charger nothing happened he said it would cost $530 to fix. He tried nothing. I googled and found your solution and did it exactly and it worked. You are amazing . thank you