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.

Battery not charging


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
macdumby

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 2
macdumby is on a distinguished road

macdumby is offline
So, I left on a two week trip with my macbook not on the charger, screen closed, and with some battery power. When I returned from my trip the battery was out of power (expected) but when I plugged it in it has refused to charge. The plug in jack has the green light, not orange and the symbol in the top of the screen says its plugged in but battery is at 0%. When I click the drop down it says "battery is not charging." The little green lights on the battery itself are not lit up and the battery is properly attached to the computer. As a side note, I often times take the battery out when I am watching movies or working at my desk. Im not sure if this makes a difference . Before the trip the battery was in great shape, it would hold a charge for at least a couple of hours. So, it doesn't seem logical that it would just crap the bed from sitting for two weeks.

Any Ideas, your help is greatly appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks
Corbab

 
Corbab's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posts: 306
Corbab will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3, 250 GB HDD, 10.6.4

Corbab is offline
Check the connections on the computer and the power adapter. If any of the pins are damaged, that might be what's lighting up the green light but not the orange one. That's pretty weird though. If you're still under Apple Care, you should probably take it in. I can't think of any user-caused damage that would cause that to happen, so you should be fine on that end.

There's also a possibility the battery is shot, although I can't imagine how it would have just gone and not given you any notice. If you happen to have a friend with the same model Macbook or feel like picking up an extra battery on eBay (I think they come pretty cheap, assuming you have an older MB), that might be worth a shot first.

Just a stupid kid with a computer, so take my advice with a grain of salt if that makes a difference to you.
QUOTE Thanks
tangouk101

 
Member Since: Apr 14, 2010
Location: Central England
Posts: 1
tangouk101 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac book pro late 2008

tangouk101 is offline
I have had this to, however I have just un-plugged the lead and plugged it back in and it begins to charge.

However this does not explain why it does it in the first place
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« NEW MBPs are out! | Should I upgrade? »
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
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Does charging heat up the battery? (MBP) quin Apple Notebooks 3 02-18-2010 12:57 AM
2 weeks old battery with cycle count 65295 !? Not charging anymore. wolfman75 Apple Notebooks 2 02-09-2010 05:27 PM
Mysterious battery charging issue bugjah Apple Notebooks 1 11-18-2007 11:15 AM
Charging with battery at 100% ? Ramacher Switcher Hangout 8 05-08-2007 04:05 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

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?