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Power Cord Light is Orange, not Green

21541 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2008 9:05 PM by Joseph Kriz RSS
David Blomstrom Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 9, 2008 6:43 PM
I'm having some sort of problem with my MacBook Pro. First, it started botting into Setup Assistant, then it wouldn't start at all. I talked to a "Mac Genius" at the local Apple Store, and he thinks I have a corrupt file structure. He suggested I erase my hard drive and reinstall Leopard. However, I'll probably just copy a clone back from my external hard drive. I'm pretty sure it's OK.

Anyway, I just noticed another problem. When I got home and set my computer back up, I plugged in the power cord, and the little green light came on...but it quickly turned orange. Isn't it supposed to shine a constant green as long as it's plugged in? If so, then what would cause it to turn orange? Could this be the source of all my problems in the first place, or could it be a symptom of a hardware or software problem? I'm confused.

Thanks.
MacBook Pro
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,045 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 6:47 PM (in response to David Blomstrom)
    David,

    It is orange when it's charging.

    Green if it is fully charged.

       Joseph Kriz

           wheel
    iMac 20 (Core 2 Duo), MacBook (Core 2 Duo), Mac Mini (Core Solo), Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,045 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 9:05 PM (in response to David Blomstrom)
    David,

    Thanks for the feedback and the star.

    It doesn't take much to drain the battery a little bit and then when you plug it back in, it will start charging with the orange light.

    After I got my MacBook, the light was always orange. It ended up being a battery problem so Apple replaced it.

    Hope all is well.

       Joseph Kriz

           wheel
    iMac 20 (Core 2 Duo), MacBook (Core 2 Duo), Mac Mini (Core Solo), Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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