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MacBook Battery Won't Charge...Get "Not Charging"

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Gully Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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Mar 25, 2009 8:20 PM
Hi all...did an SMC Reset...didn't work...reseated the batter, etc. When I plug in the mag, it is constantly green but the laptop cannot run without power cable and I get the "Not Charging" near the top.

Anyone have new info on this...frustrated...battery is just over a year old.
iMac 20" Intel (Early 2006); PowerBook Pro 17", MacBook, iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • grover99 Calculating status...
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    Mar 27, 2009 11:44 AM (in response to Gully)
    Same problem as Gully. Anyone?


    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB013-3525-90f0
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB013
    Pack Lot Code: 0001
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0102
    Hardware Revision: 0300
    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 77
    Condition: Check battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 6350
    macbook and macpro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Mar 27, 2009 11:50 AM (in response to grover99)
    How old is your computer & battery? It looks like your battery has failed prematurely. You should bring your computer to an Apple store or Authorized reseller and have them take a look.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (4.5 years running smooth!)
  • Paul Bush Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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    May 2, 2009 11:09 AM (in response to Gully)
    I too am having the same problem. Tried resetting the SMU, and also the PRAM, no luck.

    Don't have an Apple Store in my State. Anyone that has had this issue and gone to an apple store what ended up being the solution?

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB016-3756-341d
    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): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 201
    Condition: Check battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 5148
    Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Bver Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2009 6:48 AM (in response to Gully)
    Having the same problem. One thing to add is that I left the battery completely drained by not using it for an extended period. My System Profiler shows details similar to that posted by Gully.
    MacBook 2.2 GHz Late 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • jboyzh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 15, 2009 1:30 PM (in response to Bver)
    Same here: MacBook Black Core2Duo 2.16GHz from August 2007 can't be charged any longer, even after having tried the suggested resets and firmware upgrades. Unfortunately, my MacBook is not covered with the most recent Apple Battery Update Program...

    Informationen zum Batteriemodell:
    Seriennummer: DP-ASMB016-36d2-*
    Hersteller: DP
    Gerätename: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware-Version: 102a
    Hardware-Version: 0500
    Batterieversion überprüfen: 0102
    Informationen zum Ladezustand:
    Verbleibende Ladung (in mAh): 0
    Vollständig geladen: Nein
    Batterie wird geladen: Nein
    Volle Ladekapazität (in mAh): 0
    Informationen zum Batteriezustand:
    Anzahl der Zyklen: 191
    Bedingung: Batterie prüfen
    Batterie ist installiert: Ja
    Stromverbrauch (in mA): 40
    Spannung (in mV): 4156
    MacBook Black, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Bimmerm5 Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 11:40 PM (in response to Gully)
    Well, I have a 2ghz macbook black, that wouldnt boot up after being out in the cold, so I brought it in to the store, and they said there were no issues, EXCEPT the battery seemed to be low life prematurely, and they would "just replace it while I was there at no charge"...
    I was thankful (as I always like Apples customer service) but I got it back to the office, and it had that same booting issue... So, with a new battery, plugged in and charged fully, I did a complete erase and install to fix the booting problem... Once done, all was good... it booted fine and the battery was great. I went away for 1 week, and came back to find the macbook was put in the closet while I was away, and now, the battery (that is BRAND NEW) will not charge... the charger is on, and green light stays on.. have tried different chargers, resetting the System Manager, the PRAM the battery update... and bla! I am getting scared that its a logic board, but I just read that is the battery sits and is allowed to die completely for a "longer than normal" (by whos standards I ask?) that the battery can actually be "killed" and never accept a charge? The icon is normal, it just says 0% but when I click on it it says "Battery not charging". Can anyone tell me if this is normal? If so, I guess I wont allow it to be placed in the closet for more than a day after this, but wont the girl at the genus bar be surprised when I camp out there to get another one, as this is brand new, I call it defective from the beginning... Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences?
    Thanks!
    2ghz macbook black, Mac OS X (10.5), Have several (8 total) Macs..
  • Ramogens Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2009 2:10 AM (in response to Gully)
    I got exactly the same problem. Left my perfectly functioning MacBook (Nov. 2007) at home during one week vacation. When I came home the battery wouldn't charge... And speaking to apple support they can't help me, since my macbook isn't covered by the extended guarantee - only thing to do is buy a new battery. But is seems this is happening to more people than me all around. I'm waiting a bit to see if Apple won't extend the battery guarantee on this too.

    Never experienced a battery behave like this before, and I am disappointed...
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2,2 GHz
  • Snobble Calculating status...
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    May 20, 2009 1:31 PM (in response to Gully)
    Today, and from one day to another, the battery on my early 2008 MacBook (2.4 GHz, purchased September 2008) stopped charging. Did all the steps recommended by Apple but still won't charge. I'll be taking it to my Apple retailer but still thought I'd add to this list.

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB016-3908-250e
    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: 93
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 7606
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • 2ManyProblems Calculating status...
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    May 20, 2009 6:12 PM (in response to Gully)
    I had the same problem!! i unplugged my charger from the wall and everything and left for a few days, and then i tryed it again and it worked.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Craig And Lisa Neises Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    We're on our third battery since July 2007 on my wife's Blackbook and are about to be on our fourth. The battery quit taking a charge over the weekend after several days of non-use.
    iMac (fall 2007), 24-inch, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • HipHopAnonymous Calculating status...
    I'm having the exact same problem. Also, I don't think I have any of the receipts or information from when I bought my Mac (in July 08), so I'm not sure how they're going to know if my warranty covers it.

    I hope the Geniuses can do something for me.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • apparition99 Calculating status...
    Ditto, here!
    I left my MacBook unused for 3 weeks and now the battery does not charge.
    Isnt this an inherent defect in the battery pack then?
    And apple should do a recall.

    Nevertheless, how may I resolve this, if my Apple Care is over?
    Is purchasing a new battery the only resort?

    What have yu guys done?

    thanks
  • Ramogens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I ended up buying a new battery. With no warranty covering and no help from Apple support, I didn't see what else to do. I still find this very unsatisfying though....
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2,2 GHz
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