9 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 3:47 AM by Ralph Landry1
megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought a second hand Macbook Pro from an aquaintance. It's a 2008  and he tells me he bought the battery in February 2012 and that it was working fine before he shipped it to me. He had to take the battery out of the computer at the post office so it sat with no battery installed for 2 weeks.

 

The icon at the top shows 0% and not charging. In the system info it says 0% and sometimes says it is charging but sometimes not. It says the battery is normal. The light on the magport goes between green and amber and the light on the battery only shows one LED lit up.

 

I've read that it can be a glitch with the new Lion OS but he swears it was working perfectly when he shipped it.

 

I've tried the SMC reset (a couple of times)...what else can I do???


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Pack Lot Code:          2

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Firmware Version:          110

      Hardware Revision:          500

      Cell Revision:          200

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          0

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          Yes

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          3483

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          105

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          10097

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      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

      PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep:          0

      RestartAfterKernelPanic:          157680000

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          25

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          5

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          25

      Wake on AC Change:          No

      Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

      Reduce Brightness:          Yes

      RestartAfterKernelPanic:          157680000

     

    Hardware Configuration:

     

      UPS Installed:          No

     

    AC Charger Information:

     

      Connected:          Yes

      ID:          0x0100

      Wattage (W):          85

      Revision:          0x0000

      Family:          0x0085

      Serial Number:          0x001b43bc

      Charging:          Yes

  • 2. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Even though I've had this charging for a few hours, if I unplug the power cord, the computer shuts right down so it's definitely not charging, even if it says it is in the system...the battery icon still says not charging

  • 3. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nobody has any ideas for me???

  • 4. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Power management might have got "konfuzzed" after being battery-less. Try upgrading Lion to the latest 10.7.4, as I have experienced improved battery performance since it came out. I'd also recommend the standard SMC reset, but you appear to have tried that already.

  • 5. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, did that yesterday

  • 6. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,485 points)

    You might check the answers on your other related post, but to reiterate, that battery does not appear to be new as of February 2012...hard to put 105 charge cycles on a battery in that time period.  And the capacity of the battery, 3484 mAh, is about 3000 too low.  The voltage, 10.1, is significantly below the nominal 12 volts the system wants to see.

     

    At this point it would be best to take the unit, with charger, to an Apple genius bar and have the techs run some diagonistics on it and see what is faulty.

  • 7. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    megan0830 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, the seller sent me the receipt and it was Dec 2011 the battery was purchased, I made an error.

     

    Fortuntely, I've dicovered there is a local Authorized Apple reseller that I can take it in to, saves me the long trip!

  • 8. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Best of luck! Hope you can start enjoying your Mac soon.

  • 9. Re: MacBook Pro with new battery not charging
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,485 points)

    Good luck, Megan, hope this works out for you.