12-11-2009, 01:34 AM
I have a white macbook. 13" and when i have it plugged in it will bounce from "calculating" to a certain time, to "not charging" not in any specific order. Could this be the battery? I recently bought the macbook from someone on craigslist. very happy with it except this one thing. coconutbattery says the macbook is 26 months old and that the battery has 413 load cycles with 95% battery capacity. Could this problem be with the magsafe? (which the macbook came with a 45W) or the battery? 413 load cycles seems like a lot. Im not a big mac guy. i just switched from a PC. so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
So I recently been having problems with my macbook saying its "not charging" so i decided to go on a limb and try to swap to my old hard drive and see if maybe its just snow leopard or my 500 gig hd. when i switched back to leopard... no more "not charging" message. Could this be snow leopard causing the message? or could it be the 7200rpm 500 gig hd upgrade from the 5400rpm 80gig hd.?
Running in snow leopard, i tried running a lot of programs to get the computer to actually work hard. i figured out that when the computer is working its butt off, the battery meter goes crazy. it changed from a certain time limit to charged, back to calculating. and so forth. hmm. what could this be?
UPDATE: I made the macbook run its butt off on both Hds. I think something is wrong with my macbook. when it gets hot, the battery says "not charging" then changes back to calculating or a time. what could this be?
anyone know what could be causing the problem?
when my macbook get hot and its plugged in, it will stop charging then charge back and forth. if my iphone is charging through the computer it will do the same thing. it will connect then disconnect. any ideas why this is happening?