4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2008 9:05 PM by Joseph Kriz
David Blomstrom Level 1 (5 points)
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 (5,095 points)
    David,

    It is orange when it's charging.

    Green if it is fully charged.

       Joseph Kriz

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  • David Blomstrom Level 1 (5 points)
    I understand that...though you may have solved it. It should be fully charged, as I always keep it plugged in. But I suppose it's possible it came unplugged, and I just didn't realize it. Or maybe it was drained from its session at the Apple Store; I didn't really notice if the guy who helped me plugged it in or not.

    Anyway, I'll mark this solved and just wait for it to charge. Thanks.
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 (5,095 points)
    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
  • David Blomstrom Level 1 (5 points)
    I noticed it had turned green just before I saw your post. I look forward to the day when they make batteries that last five hours or more. However, I don't take my laptop with me to work any more, anyway, as the lock no longer works. Oh well.