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  • MelleMels Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to zinachad)

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device name:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0000

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          0201

      Hardware Revision:          000a

      Cell Revision:          0165

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          99

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          4556

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          251

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          11057

     

    This is what my macbook says. Do I need a new charger or a new battery? I already had to get the mother board replaced and that was a pretty penny to spend. I really hope I dont need to spend more

  • MelleMels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to John Galt)

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device name:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0000

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          0201

      Hardware Revision:          000a

      Cell Revision:          0165

      Charge Information:

      Charge remaining (mAh):          99

      Fully charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          4556

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          251

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          11057

     

    This is what my MacBook reads. Do you think I would have to get a new charger or battery? I have already had to replace the mother board so I am praying I won't have to spend a lot more money

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to MelleMels)

    Those indications are normal MelleMels, with the exception that it is not charging and your battery is almost completely drained. The cause could be a defective charger, an inoperative power receptacle, or something else you can fix.

     

    Read: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters. Study the pictures in Steps 7 and 8.

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  • Jeremie Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to frederic1943)

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:          SMP-ASMB016-38ca-76a

      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:          185

      Condition:          Check Battery

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          37

      Voltage (mV):          4377

     

    This is what my macbook is indicating. Could you please advise me as to what I should do next..?

  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to Jeremie)

    It's new battery time. 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

  • BiggRigg Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to zinachad)

    Based on my experience, my occasional inability to charge my MBP seems to be linked to something running within a browser.  I would say that it might be the Flash plugin, but I'm not 100% sure.  Basically I go from 'not charging' to 'charging' after I close the browser apps (I typically use both Chrome and Safari).  No reboot required.  YMMV.

  • klauricella Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to frederic1943)

    My MacBook Pro is not charging. Battery dies bout a year ago and I got a new one from Apple. Machine is used pretty minimally now and the battery is now no longer charging. Please help!

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:          SMP-ASMB012-3f81-442

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device name:          ASMB012

      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:          75

      Condition:          Check Battery

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          47

      Voltage (mV):          4057

  • ASK69 Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to frederic1943)

    Hi -

    Thanks for your assistance in advance.

    My Macbook stopped charging, I believe it was due to water damage. My macbook would not start, I thought my macbook battery is not good anymore, I purchased new battery today.  The new battery is 53% charged, I was able to turn on macbook.  If I keep my macbook connected the battery remains 53%, % goes down when disconnected but does not go up when connected to power.  I tried SMC reset.  I don't see green light. can you help...here is battery info:

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          GSA-A1185

      Device Name:          ASMB013

      Pack Lot Code:          0

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Firmware Version:          0

      Hardware Revision:          0

      Cell Revision:          0

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          2591

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          4937

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          1

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          11493

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          23

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          23

      Automatic Restart on Power Loss:          No

      Wake on AC Change:          No

      Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

      Wake on LAN:          Yes

      Current Power Source:          Yes

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

      PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep:          0

      RestartAfterKernelPanic:          157680000

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          60

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          60

      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:          0x0000

      Revision:          0x0000

      Family:          0x0000

      Serial Number:          0x00000000

      Charging:          No

  • wibblewibblewibble Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2013 1:14 AM (in response to ringalex)

    So, your advice would be to pray for my laptop?

     

    Do me a favour and save it for church. This is a technical forum, not a place to discuss paranormal activity.

  • ASK69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to zinachad)

    I was able to purchase external battery charger on ebay for $66 and extra battery for $20, it helped....

  • Mistie Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to zinachad)

    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):          4158

      Fully charged:          Yes

      Charging:          No

      Full charge capacity (mAh):          4186

      Health Information:

      Cycle count:          489

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          12504

     

     

     

     

    My battery says its fully charged but only works when I keep it plugged in. I was using it yesterday and it just shut of randomly and started this stuff. I have no idea what I should do. Help?

  • cmathiasen Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to frederic1943)

    HELP! (please)

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Serial Number:          W01459109D3BA

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device Name:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Firmware Version:          201

      Hardware Revision:          000a

      Cell Revision:          158

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          1065

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          5407

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          269

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          11225

  • saqlainamjad Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2013 3:52 AM (in response to sajanlife)

    Sajan I had the same problem like you... I recently changed the battery or replace it and everything gets normal.. try to reset your smc first if it not works than again consult the engineer for this work and ask his/her to chnage the battery..

     

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  • alex2fleur Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to zinachad)

    Hi everybody . I have a MBP year 2009 the silver cover one and yester day i turned on my laptop and i see on the battery sign a little attention sign. ( check the battery) i use it all day and now it's written not charging. it look like my battery is dead .

     

    Model Information:

      Serial Number:          D8610570YRCDGDLA9

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device Name:          bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code:          0000

      PCB Lot Code:          0000

      Firmware Version:          0406

      Hardware Revision:          0002

      Cell Revision:          0158

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          0

      Fully Charged:          Yes

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          0

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          0

      Condition:          Replace Now

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          0

    What should i do , cause now its lagging heaps and i need it for work ( professional photographer) and i'm scared to loose all my recent job :S.

     

    Thanks a lot

    Alex

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to alex2fleur)

     

    What should i do ,

     

     

    Hint:

     

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