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zinachad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 25, 2012 5:59 PM

I'm having aproblem with my macbook charging.  What could be wrong?

MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,025 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 6:04 PM (in response to zinachad)

    Lots of things, including a defective charging adapter or contamination in the power receptacle.

     

    Try an SMC reset:

     

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
    3. Remove the battery (to remove the battery - click here: MacBook or MacBook Pro).
    4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    5. Release the power button.
    6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
    7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
    MacBooks  iMacs  iPods  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  27 years Apple!
  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to zinachad)

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

  • ringalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 5:28 AM (in response to frederic1943)

    Thanks for your offer of help. I have the same problem. I have done the SMC reset. Battery still not charging. I've also tried 2 different power adapters. Both display the same problem. The light on both adapters is green.

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:    Sony

      Device name:    ASMB012

      Pack Lot Code:    0001

      PCB Lot Code:    0000

      Firmware Version:    0102

      Hardware Revision:    0400

      Cell Revision:    0303

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):    1154

      Fully charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):    4743

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:    696

      Condition:    Normal

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    0

      Voltage (mV):    12510

     

     

    I just had a thought. Shall I try calibrating the battery? Not sure if this will work, but the first step is to get the green light for 2 hours. Since my light is green, is this worth trying?

     

     

    Thanks in advance.


    Alex

  • ringalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 2:06 AM (in response to ringalex)

    Bizarrely, things seem to be working fine again now. Not actually sure what resolved the problem. I put my computer to sleep for about 30min while I drive from home to office. I also prayed it would start working, so it may have been an answer to prayer! I'm a man of faith, so I'm confident it was the latter. Praise Jesus!

     

    Anyway, I'll post again if there are further updates. I'm currently in the middle of recalibrating the battery, so I'm hoping this will prevent similar issues in the future. If you're interested...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490

     

    Alex

  • ringalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to ringalex)

    Quick update: successfully completed the calibration process, and everything seems normal again. Hope this helps some other people out.

     

    Alex

  • LewisGa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to ringalex)

    DUDE

     

    My macbook wasn't doing so hot either, wasnt charging and stuff for the past few hours, then I prayed for it, and then plugged it into an outlet that I tried to use perviously and wasn't working. It immedietaly started charging again, and it is on working perfectly fine. hahaha praise Jesus.

     

    I too am a man of faith, pretty confident too that this was Jesus. To add to the awesomeness, my girlfriend witnessed everything. So cool.
    Anyways, maybe they should hire Jesus at a genius bar.

     

     

     

    Thanks for the thread, I will be following the steps to recalibrate the battery etc. Pretty sure this should take of this problem for the future.

  • ringalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:27 AM (in response to LewisGa)

    Ha ha! Love it! Great story. Thanks for the encouragement.

     

    +1 for getting Jesus working at the Genius Bar. Would be quite a sight to see geniuses praying for the sick Macs that come in!

     

    Peace,

    Alex

  • jumpfromorbit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to zinachad)

    same problem. does this mean i need to replace my battery?

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          0

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          771

      Condition:          Check Battery

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,025 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to jumpfromorbit)

    jumpfromorbit wrote:

     

    same problem. does this mean i need to replace my battery?

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          0

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          771

      Condition:          Check Battery

     

    Yes.

  • themanychildrenofdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to zinachad)

    Hey John, same problem here. Removed the battery to store the computer for about one month and when it went back in, nothin. Tried the SMC reset with no luck and am about to battery hop but what exactly are you looking at here?

    Model Information:

     

    Serial Number:    DP-ASMB016-376d-49a2

      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:    916

      Condition:    Check Battery

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    49

      Voltage (mV):    3796

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,025 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to themanychildrenofdave)

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):    0

      Fully charged:    No

      Charging:    No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):    0

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:    916

      Condition:    Check Battery

      Battery Installed:    Yes

      Amperage (mA):    49

      Voltage (mV):    3796

     

    This battery is not only merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead.

  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to themanychildrenofdave)

    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 and the Late 2009 and 2010 White Unibodies use the same A1185 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

  • themanychildrenofdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 8:55 PM (in response to zinachad)

    Haha! Thanks John, sincerely. Thanks for the info Fred.

  • sajanlife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:24 PM (in response to zinachad)

    hello

    my macbook white suddenly stopped charging... first i thought problem is of charger and used other charger too but its macbook that does not charge... it doesn't even shows green light and my local technician says it could be problem of motherboard but it was workin fine till the remaining last amount of battary... now it got no charge n totally dead for weeks.

     

    Am so desperate... plz help me.

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