New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - Charging problems

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jun 29, 2008
Posts: 2
prcd6x is on a distinguished road

prcd6x is offline
I have had my macbook since about October '06 and have recently started having charging issues. The problem started out when it would not charge the battery with the laptop open after the battery would get down to about 70-80%, anything above that it would charge fine. When it is closed it charges fine but as soon as I open it it will stop charging. I then have to close it and unplug the charger from the wall for about 30 seconds then plug it back in with the laptop closed. Once it gets to about 90% charged I can open it and it finishes charging just fine. Open it before 90% it stops charging.

I took it to the Apple store and they said it was the battery because that battery had around 300 cycles on it. So I bought a new battery (37 cycles currently), that didn't work. So I bought a new magsafe, that didn't work either. I have done the battery updater 1.2 and that also didn't help. The problem keeps getting worse, it wont charge while open if it is below about 90%. I am doing the SMC reset as well as calibrating the battery now, so I will see if that helps out.

I am looking for any other assistance, advice, or anything else I can try. Also has anyone else had this problem.

Thanks in advance for any help
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Jun 29, 2008
Posts: 2
prcd6x is on a distinguished road

prcd6x is offline

OK, so I have done the SMC reset as well as the calibrating the battery, and to no avail I am still having the same problem. Once the battery gets down to about 85% it will no longer charge with the book open.

Again for some clarification, if I leave the laptop off of the charger and it gets below 85%, once I plug the magsafe back in it will start to charge for about 30 seconds, then it will stop charging and the light on the magsafe will turn off. I then have to unplug the magsafe from the wall for about 30 seconds, close the macbook then plug the magsafe back in. If I try and open the book before it is it hits about 90% it will stop charging again.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated....thanks a lot
QUOTE Thanks

cyberfed's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 62
cyberfed is on a distinguished road

cyberfed is offline
Batteries + time = death.

This happens to all batteries over time. Replace it.

17" Macbook ProWidescreen Hi Res
2.6GHz Dual Core 160GB 7200RPM HD4GB RAM
AirPort Extreme Router
16GB iPod Touch
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Laptop Insurance? | Best Way to Charge the Battery? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
problems charging with the Magsafe charger EODDC5 Apple Notebooks 10 10-24-2010 07:13 PM
Having problems with your Belkin USB hub? kaidomac Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 04-02-2008 03:58 PM
Problems with MBP and Apple Adiversion Apple Notebooks 9 08-11-2006 02:07 AM
common problems or not?? 4d001 Apple Notebooks 26 06-15-2006 05:33 PM
To All Graphic Designers With Font Problems shoude77 Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 1 04-03-2006 10:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?