4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2013 8:51 PM by MrElvey
ashleyfrombubai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

macbook 4.1 on os x 10,5,8 battery not charging plz help


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: macbook 4.1 battery not charging os x 10 .5.8 any help plz
    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, 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.

  • 2. Re: macbook 4.1 battery not charging os x 10 .5.8 any help plz
    DaisySparkles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mines doing the exact same, Can you help please?

     

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      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:          865

      Condition:          Replace Now

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          0

      Voltage (mV):          6076

     

    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

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          0

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          30

      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:          0x002b46f4

      Charging:          No

  • 3. Re: macbook 4.1 battery not charging os x 10 .5.8 any help plz
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    That 865 cycles Replace Now says it all. You need a new 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 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

  • 4. Re: macbook 4.1 battery not charging os x 10 .5.8 any help plz
    MrElvey Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    FYI, that charger you're using is not a generic charger; it's not a genuine Apple product; hopefully you knew that when you got it.

     

    My MacBook Pro battery still charges fine, but the computer tells me to service the battery.

    My experience with doing that is that sometimes it triggers the battery to stop charging.

    Seems to me that it may be better to simply let the battery run down when that message pops up, but that's a hunch.  Thoughts?

     

    My

    Battery Information:

     

      Model Information:

      Manufacturer:          SMP

      Device Name:          ASMB012

      Pack Lot Code:          2

      PCB Lot Code:          0

      Firmware Version:          110

      Hardware Revision:          500

      Cell Revision:          200

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          3975

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          Yes

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          4182

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          171

      Condition:          Service Battery

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          465

      Voltage (mV):          12580