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ejaep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

batter says "not charging" at the top right, it hasnt changed for a while


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    Go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info and then System Report, then select Power from the left hand column of the System Profiler. Copy and paste the Battery Information back here.

  • 2. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    KO86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem. Can you please help me? I plug in the power adaper, a green light appears but

    the battery life indicater shows "Not Charging". Any help would be appreciated, I have read some of the other

    related post but have not found a solution. Thanks

     

     

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:          DP-ASMB016-3912-d068

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device name:          ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:          0002

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          0110

      Hardware Revision:          0500

      Cell Revision:          0200

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          0

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          435

      Condition:          Check Battery

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          10000

     

    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:          Yes

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          5

      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

      Charging:          No

  • 3. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    At 435 cycles your battery is well past it's expected life of 300 cycles. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1519

     

    If you have a MacBook with the removable battery you can get a new third party battery fairly cheap on eBay. Every MacBook from 2006 through Mid 2009 except the Late 2008 Aluminum Unibody use the same battery.


    Black Batteries http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=macbook+black+battery&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&_sop=12 &_dmpt=Laptop_Batteries&_odkw=macbook+white+battery&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0. m 270.l1313


    White Batteries http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=macbook+white+battery&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&_sop=12 &_dmpt=Laptop_Batteries&_odkw=macbook+black+battery&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0. m 270.l1313


    Or for $129 from The Apple Store  http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA566LL/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

  • 4. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    KO86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much

  • 5. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    heinlein20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device Name:          ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:          2

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Firmware Version:          110

      Hardware Revision:          500

      Cell Revision:          102

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          958

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          5479

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          1

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          11146

  • 6. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    bethxoxo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is doing the same

  • 7. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    andre9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro.  According to the list on the Apple Support page, I should get 1000 cycles out of my battery.  My battery has only gone through 289 cycles and as of two days ago, I now only get 2 hours of charge out of it after letting the battery charge for about 20 hours.

     

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:          C011091011UDGKMAZ

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device Name:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0000

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          0406

      Hardware Revision:          0001

      Cell Revision:          1102

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          7203

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          8167

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          289

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          -3825

      Voltage (mV):          11770

  • 8. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    andre9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I followed the "Before Resetting the SMC" instructions here and my battery meter jumped up to 6:31 remaining:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

     

    Then the meter dropped back down to 1:54, then up to 3:29, then up to 5:40.  Now its sitting at 4:45.  So I don't know what to think.   If the battery level keeps fluctuating like this, I'm going to have to try the "Restting the SMC" instructions found on that page.

     

    What's up with this behavior? 

  • 9. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    Alepfann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery is not charging either.

     

    Informações do Modelo:

      Número de Série:          C0114640E2RDKRTAV

      Fabricante:          DP

      Nome do Dispositivo:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Versão de Firmware:          406

      Revisão de Hardware:          1

      Revisão de célula:          173

      Informações da Carga:

      Carga Restante (mAh):          0

      Totalmente Carregada:          Não

      Carregando:          Não

      Capacidade de Carga Máxima (mAh):          4391

      Informações de Estado:

      Contagem de Ciclo:          44

      Condição:          Normal

      Bateria Instalada:          Sim

      Amperagem (mA):          0

      Voltagem (mV):          6489

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

     

    Thank you

  • 10. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    NikhilS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I am facing the same problem. Can you please suggest.

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device name:          ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:          0002

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          102a

      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:          630

      Condition:          Replace Now

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          8106

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

      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):          2

      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:          0x0058cf6a

      Charging:          No

     

    Thanks,

    Nikhil

  • 11. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    NikhilS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I am facing the same problem. Can you please suggest.

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          DP

      Device name:          ASMB016

      Pack Lot Code:          0002

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          102a

      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:          630

      Condition:          Replace Now

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          8106

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

      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):          2

      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:          0x0058cf6a

      Charging:          No

     

    Thanks,

    Nikhil

  • 12. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    Sheri.wilder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I follow the instructions you gave under battery installed it says NO! i do have a battery in tho....what do you think?

  • 13. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    adamincalgary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This did the trick for me as the instructions on the apple site are slightly wrong.

     

    The credit goes to a guy named Chris who posted a video on youtube that I can't find now...

     

    1. shut down your mac

    2. unplug your mag

    3. remove your battery

    4. wait 5 secs

    5. press the power button for 5 sec (count out loud 1- 1000 2-1000...)

    6. wait 5 secs

    THIS IS WHERE THE DIFFERENCE IS!!!

    7. Plus your power mag back in

    8. Wait for it to turn green

    9. put the battery back in

    10. wait for the mag to turn orange...

    11. power back your mac

    12. and like magic it starts charging again

     

    Message was edited by: adamincalgary

  • 14. Re: battery "not charging", help!
    PFrame Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked perfectly. Praise God I found this. Was just about to start searching for a new battery

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