3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2010 7:57 PM by Giva
swish007 Level 1 Level 1
ok so I looked around and didn't find the info I was looking for; my apologies if there are other threads about this. I'm at a loss as to what to do about my macbook pro; the battery will not charge.. sometimes the indicator has an X through it and sometimes it just says (not charging). I HAVE confirmed the battery is not the problem, as I've replaced it with a battery that I know to be fine. The computer works fine as long as its plugged in, but the second i unplug the ac adapter the computer cuts off.

I've tried all the tricks like pressing "shift-control-option and power," as well as the command-option p and r.. (even the o, and f one although it had no effect at all). At this point I'm assuming it's a motherboard issue. I've read that there's a logic chip or something like that which the battery connects to, and that can be replaced. I guess my only option is to take it to either a certified mac service center or an apple store?

I guess I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen this before and if so how was it resolved? is it something that will be astronomically expensive? Any info anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and again sorry if this has been adressed already..

macbook pro 13" 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Reply by Scott Billings on Aug 31, 2010 8:14 PM Helpful
From what you've described, it's the logic board. And you should be very careful messing with those batteries. They lock them in with tri-wing screws for a reason: To keep the average person from getting a fist full of battery acid taking them out.

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  • Scott Billings Level 4 Level 4
    From what you've described, it's the logic board. And you should be very careful messing with those batteries. They lock them in with tri-wing screws for a reason: To keep the average person from getting a fist full of battery acid taking them out.
  • swish007 Level 1 Level 1
    interesting. but from what you're saying it sounds like i DON'T need a new motherboard..? thanks for replying
  • Giva Level 1 Level 1
    Hi. I had the same problem. i have a late 2008 macbook. tried everything u mentioned but didnt work. had to take it to the apple store and they had to replace the logic board. luckily for me it happened two weeks before my 1 year warranty expired. sorry about ur problem