12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2013 9:14 AM by sbuchan55
atenati Level 1 Level 1
So this is my second time posting the following, as it got deleted and completely disappeared (even from my own posts in my profile).

I own a 13" white 2007 MacBook:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.17f0

My girlfriend has a brand new MacBook Pro from this summer.
Both our computers suddenly started behaving weirdly about a week ago. I'm writing now on 5% batter power so I'll make it short. We have tried everything but our chargers just don't work properly. We have about 3 chargers and 5 heads/cords and all combinations have failed to yield result more than once. I have restarted my computer, taken the battery out, restarted PR-things and SMC and I have cleaned the heads and I have even tried to install an update from Apple but it told me my mac didn't need this update.
So what the * is wrong with the magsafes? It's a real pain because we can have them working for many hours as long as we don't touch them - then if we move or want to unplug the charger for even just 1 second, they might not work again for 2 days.

So please help us. We're both writing our BA theses and need our computers working. Thanks!

PS: I received a message telling me this was a duplicate but it is not the same issue addressed by most people here because we are using both L and T shaped magsafes and it makes absolutely no difference. Both behave stupidly.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • atenati Level 1 Level 1
    I swear I'm about to go insane. So my computer just died at 0% and I plugged the charger in and out maybe 50 times in different orders, spots in the house. Then suddenly i started working. I'm sitting here with 28% and BOOM, stops working OUT OF NO F** WHERE.

    If this was happening a few hundred years ago I would say that my computer was possessed by the devil himself.
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6
    Everything you're mentioning is classic symptoms of a battery that needs to be replaced. I highly suggest you do so.

  • atenati Level 1 Level 1
    I'm not an expert, but the fact that my girlfriend's brand new MacBook Pro is having the exact same problems as me, and with 3-4 different magsafes...

    Here is her info:

    Manufacturer: SMP

    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0201
    Hardware Revision: 000a
    Cell Revision: 0157
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 147
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 6211
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 197
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1628
    Voltage (mV): 10737

    Here is mine:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: DP
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 102a
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0102
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2361
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3857
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1366
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1370
    Voltage (mV): 11394

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  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6
    Hmm. An oddball question, but have you guys seen the same troubles if you're at someone else's house?

  • atenati Level 1 Level 1
    She has had the same problems at school and I have had the same problems at work - with the same 3-4 magsafes we have.
  • TinChicago Level 1 Level 1
    Does anyone know if there is an update fix to address issues associated with new (supposedly improved) power adapters NOT lighting / charging with a MacBook running OX S 10.4.11? I find update fixes (SMC Firmware Update 1.4) at apple.com for OX S 10.5.8 and 10.6.4 and later only. Thanks.
  • gjrowe Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the exact same problem. Any solution yet?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8

    At 1366 cycles your battery should be replaced, hers I'm not so sure but maybe. Get a new battery for yours and see how the Magsafes behave, take hers to the Apple Store and let them diagnose.

  • fqmontesclaros Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I am having exactly the same issues with my new Macbook Pro 15" (2011) . Tried different outlet at different locations (home and work) and I got different results; sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Did you get resolution for this issue?

  • Stin0 Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem, MBA 11" Juli 2011. Laptop sometimes charges, but most often not. Friends 60w Magsafe works, own 45w Magsafe works on friends MBP, no signs of wear on adapter. Tried SMC reset, with no effect.

  • cmeseen Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem with a MacBook Pro 13, intermittent charging, any solution yet?

  • Stin0 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi,  After I had it checked at the Apple store Genius desk, a new adapter fixed it for me.

  • sbuchan55 Level 1 Level 1

    I had this problem 2 months after I bought a MBP in 2013. I followed theese steps http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1713 and found that there was a little metal speck in the magsafe port on the laptop. I cleaned it with a q-tip and the problem was solved.