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Suzabee Level 1 Level 1
Why is my power adapter cord flash from orange to green intermidtently? ... (about every 5 seconds)
The percentage of the battery is now at 97%, and it seems like it was taking a longer amount of time to charge up.
I also switched power outlet plugs, to see if it was just the plug i was using.

any suggestions? I've already read the power/battery disscussion page for this topic, but I am still not sure what to do.


Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Done With Power Level 1 Level 1
    Take a look at your the visible pins that make contact with your computer.

    Then read this:
  • klaupacius Level 1 Level 1
    My Macbook Pro power adapter just starting doing the same thing. What the heck is the deal...With either a full charge or while charging (just from plugging and unplugging so always almost charged), the LED blinks 5 seconds GREEN then 5 seconds ORANGE (AMBER).

    It's charging, pins don't seem to be stuck.

    Just installed the Battery Update (1.3), seems exactly the same. I'm going to try the SMC reset when I get home.
  • klaupacius Level 1 Level 1
    I reset the SMC as per directions. No noticeable change there a log/console that notes it even happened so I can be sure?

    This *****.
  • klaupacius Level 1 Level 1
    Calibrated the battery and my problem seems rectified. Geee Yah!
  • Suzabee Level 1 Level 1
    oh, really? I think i've tried to do that, but my computer turns off by itself and therefore doesn't fully discharge.

    right now, the LCD light is GREEN, but the percentage is at 83%

    How can this be fixed?
    Do I need to replace the battery?
  • sv1k4animal Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having the same issue on my Macbook. It will sometimes flash directly from green to orange and back again, constantly. Sometimes, if I leave it unplugged for a few minutes, it will charge back up and then remain green. Other times, it works perfectly to begin with. I'm pretty good about training my battery once a month, and I don't have any stuck pins, etc.

    Any other ideas would be welcome. It's not a huge deal, but it is mildly annoying.
  • Carter Snider Level 1 Level 1
    How did you calibrate the battery?

    Thank you,

  • Logic Pro Level 3 Level 3
    Mine was just doing this last night and since has been stuck at 26% !

    any ideas?
  • Jonji Level 1 Level 1
    Mine has just started doing this too. It has also started cutting out at around 77% - suddenly the computer switches off without warning or proper shutdown & won't start back up again.

    My other battery is still working fine, so it's obviously a problem with the battery itself.
    It has about 150 cycles, so should have plenty of life left in it I'd have thought.

    Has anyone found a solution to this?
    Thanks, Jon.
  • T.M. Level 1 Level 1
    My MBP started having the same symptoms as well, are there any updates from anyone? Has apple replaced the power adapter, battery, etc?

  • hide2k6 Level 1 Level 1
    I've started having this happen too.

    What are the steps I need to take please in resolving the problems.

    I've seen the cable go from orange to green even when its 97% charged.

    The laptop justs stops and turns itself off too.
  • Andrew Rossi Level 1 Level 1
    This same thing has been happening to me. It started after the 10.5.1 update. I get the intermittent green-amber flashing on the charger. I can never get over about 95% charge before this occurs. Not only does this thing not charge all the way, I can't get it to discharge. The laptop shuts off (no warning or anything) around 30% charge. I hope this gets fixed in a hurry. My Macbook Pro isn't very mobile at the moment.
  • 8Folder Level 1 Level 1
    Same thing with mine. I can never fully discharge due to the instant off after 30 minutes of use. It flashes about 60 times per minute. My mini logger shows it cycling over and over.

    ( I posted this on another thread and then found this one. Sorry for the similar replies).
  • 8Folder Level 1 Level 1
    Ok I became so frustrated with this doing it during class (caused my screen to darken and brighten with every cycle), that I took the battery out completely. It was about 75% at the time I took it out. It stayed out for about 2 hours. When I put it back in I have had no issues with the cycling. It now works just fine.
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