4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2010 8:30 PM by Nixflix
Nixflix Level 1 (0 points)
MacBook is 44 months old ( about 3.8 years).
The charger no longer charges the MacBook. When I plug it in, it just doesn't respond in any way. However, sometimes I am able to get the magsafe's LED to flash green for a few seconds, then orange for a while(over ten minutes) by unplugging and re plugging the charger in and from the outlet(which I know works fine) and wiggling the MagSafe part of the charger that comes into contact with the laptop around until I find that one perfect spot where the led flashes. I dont believe this is actually chargig the MacBook though, because, as I said in the title, the MacBook is dead, with zero percent battery, so it cant turn on. Even after ten minutes of the orange led light, it still won't turn on, which leads me to believe that regardless of the led, it isn't charging the battery.
Any suggestions?
Also, I have wiped the MagSafe and the laptop charger-port with a tissue and that didn't do anything. The little pins in the MagSafe charger aren't stuck either.
When the laptop had still had battery, I reset the smc, and that didn't fix the problem.
There are no other MacBooks in the house, and this is the only charger I have.

iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Jay Bullock Level 4 (3,800 points)
    How far are you from an Apple Store? You can make a Genius Bar appointment and they can test your Mac with their cords to determine if your cord is faulty.

    In addition, they can test your battery to see if it needs replacing, too. I would not be surprised if your near-four-year-old battery is on its way out or already gone.
  • Nixflix Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, I will be able to get ahold of a working charger soon..and I'll try that one when I can. Could you you give me symptoms of a faulty battery?
    An apple store isnt too far away but I'm not sure when I will be able to go.
  • Jay Bullock Level 4 (3,800 points)
    Go to Applications/ Utilities/ System Profiler. Select "Power" from the menu on the left. Copy and paste here the portion about your battery.
  • Nixflix Level 1 (0 points)
    MacBook is out of battery.. I need to charge it but can't..if, when I get to a new charger, it turns on, then I will but for now I can't.