2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2013 6:07 AM by jimtomdon
bsuds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Any help welcome. My daughter bought a used MacBook-believe 2007. Battery is at 0% and it says it's not charging. Any ideas other than needing a new battery?


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  • 1. Re: Battery is recognized but is not charging
    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 if you are running 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion), 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: Battery is recognized but is not charging
    jimtomdon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same /similar problem. The majority of the time when i plug the charger in the mac screen brightness increases and the battery icon shows the plug symbol, i.e. it has recognized the charger. I also have 2 chargers with the same problem...On occassion if the macbook air (late 2009 model) is connected to the power supply prior to booting up it will charge, i get the charging light, lighting bolt symbol in the battery and battery definetly charges, however as soon as the magsafe is disconnected and reconnected, no light, plug symbol comes back etc.

     

     

    Here are my battery stats:

     

    Model Information:

      Serial Number: D86042704FGDCMDAQ

      Manufacturer: SMP

      Device Name: bq20z451

      Pack Lot Code: 0

      PCB Lot Code: 0

      Firmware Version: 301

      Hardware Revision: 000a

      Cell Revision: 173

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh): 854

      Fully Charged: No

      Charging: No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4146

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count: 302

      Condition: Normal

      Battery Installed: Yes

      Amperage (mA): -1

      Voltage (mV): 7551

     

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