Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
I would try a PMU reset first then lookup the battery condition with the Apple menu/About This Mac/more info or System Information.app found in the Utilities folder. The battery info is found under System Information.app/System Report/Hardware/Power
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 6:49 AM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
Check Battery indicates your battery may be dying or defective. Is it removable and has it been calibrated?
Some more discussions on checking batteries.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 7:04 PM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
Links to information on how and why to calibrate.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
Is this an iBook or MacBook?
This would indicate these possible problems;
The battery is defective
There could be a problem with the DC-Inboard
The power Supply is faulty or defective.
Have you tried another power supply?
How old is the battery?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 2:24 AM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
In order for you to check your power adapter, you need another one. The problem could be with a defective power supply.With a fault like this, you need to eliminate anything paternally causing the problem. A problem like this has often be due to defective power adapters and defective batteries.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
Sorry to weigh in so late!
A battery that old is almost certainly on its last legs and should be replaced anyway. But if you need to eke out a little more life from it (replacement batteries aren't cheap), then definitely follow Knucklesmac's advice: borrow another power adapter and try charging your battery. If the battery still won't charge, you'll need to replace it now.
And if it does charge, start saving up for its replacement... because a four-and-a-half-year-old battery is going to let you down very soon.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to kelseyfromwy)
I had been suffering from this very thing for a few months. Out of desperation today, I tried something rather unorthodox... and it ~worked~.
I momentarily placed a piece of aluminum foil between the MagSafe connecter and the socket.
After letting it snap, crackle, and pop for a very quick second, I removed the foil and reinserted the MagSafe connecter into the socket as usual.
...and it started charging immediately.
...and has held this connection all day.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to mblejer)
My pleasure, M.
You might need to do it again in about a month, which is what happened with me.
Other than that, though, it seems to still be working just fine.
Here's to aluminum foil!
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