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Macbook wont charge unless battery is removed and put back in...help!!


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Hi, as the name says my macbook wont charge unless i shut it down and just take out the battery and re insert it and then it charges straight away, i have recently changed the charger from the t style charger to the L style but i was having problems with the charge before but i just put it down to the charger. The new charger did charge the macbook no problems for a couple of days and then suddenly it wont charge until its shutdown, ive tried resetting everything and still nothing.

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Hey, i have the same problem. I see you posted this a while ago, did you ever figure out what the problem was?
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Nope never got an answer off multiple places so still doing the same thing every night!
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Nope never got an answer off multiple places so still doing the same thing every night!
Have you tried an "SMC" reset?:

Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

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Ye tried it and still had no luck, thanks for the suggestion though
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Ye tried it and still had no luck, thanks for the suggestion though
Ok...have you tried resetting the PRAM?:

Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

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i've given that another go but i have tried that before and i had no luck with it then but i will monitor it and see if the problem is fixed by trying to charge it again after its been off charge for a bit.

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so there's totally a firmware update that made it so the old macbooks could charge with new chargers (which is when this problem started happening for me) and it's been working so far. Haven't had to take out the battery once, I can plug it in while my computer is on and it charges. You should check and see if that update shows up when you search for updates, it might work.
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Interesting....my late 2008 MBP was having the same problems and was at the Apple Store for a week (thank you Applecare). The techs replaced my faceplate with new power button and gave me a modern charger. I came home, kicked back on the couch...and the same thing happened again, including my keyboard lights not working. I needed to pull my battery out to get the darn thing to charge as well. I guess I am not supposed to move anywhere. Oh well, another AS appointment is scheduled for next week.
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so my issue got fixed by the firmware being updated, for some reason when i went to the software update bit on my mac it came up as my firmware was up to date so i manually had to find the right firmware and update it and this now seems to be working fine, well as of yet anyway, can't believe it would be something so stupid that would fix it, cheers janica
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