5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2009 11:57 AM by jharry
Ash M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey everyone.

Last week my hard drive died, and after numerous tests I resolved it was unfixable so bought a new one.

Now over the last 6 months my battery has worked more and more erratically. It started by the Magsafe light only ever being dimly lit. Then randomly my battery would die after being charged for hours. Then it would only sometimes charge - by that I mean it wouldn't light up or show up as charging on my Macbook, I'd keep unplugging it and plugging it back in, and it would eventually work, but this took longer and longer each time.

Now, it just won't charge at all and I've only just reinstalled everything and got my life back in order since my hard drive died and I lost everything. My trouble is, I don't know if its the charger or battery.

Please help!

Macbook 13", Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Huffy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have a similar problem. Just recently my power adapter stopped lighting up at all when I plug it into my computer. I checked the system profile and it says that the AC Adapter is connected but that the battery is not charging. When I plug the adapter into my friend's Macbook (same model) the adapter lights up just fine. My friends adapter will not work in my Macbook either.

    This problem started yesterday after a rather lengthy session of WoW. My computer gets very warm when playing and last night I think I let it go for too long. The heat comes from around where the adapter connects. Is there any chance that the heat could have damaged part of my computer? Everything else works fine but the battery just won't charge.

    Thanks for your help.

    EDIT: The battery indicator on the bottom of the computer shows all lights lit up green when tested.

    Message was edited by: Huffy
  • Huffy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    When this problem occured I had a DVD in my computer (Planet Earth, in case anyone's interested). After ejecting the DVD the charger worked fine and continues to do so.

    Any idea why this could be?
  • jharry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem with my Macbook purchased in 2006. Ironically, I noticed it after playing WoW for a while, but I'm pretty sure it's not related (since I've been playing for a while and it's never happened).

    I'd appreciate any solutions offered!
  • tproenca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey man, could u fix it? On my macbook happened exactly the same.
  • jharry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I took my mac to the Apple store, where they determined the mag-safe connection in the machine. Was a $12 part, though I paid them to do it since I didn't want to mess with anything that close to the logic boards. Works great now.