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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook says 'not charging' but it is, just super slowly


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So I've had my 13" white macbook for about 3-4 years now and for some reason the battery will charge when it's plugged in, but the icon says "not charging", and the battery takes FOREVER to charge.
I've gotten a new magsafe, gotten a new battery, and still the same problem.

Any suggestions?
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Did you replace the original MagSafe Adapter charger with an original Apple one or was it a third party replacement? Same for the battery?
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How much is left in the battery when you first plug it in?
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Both the battery and magsafe were acquired at the mac store, so they weren't 3rd party items.

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I plug it in at different percentages, I usually try not to let it die completely before I plug it in so it wont take as long to get back to a full charge
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I am having this same problem, just replaced the magsafe board and bought a new battery, both apple oem parts, computer says not charging, if I sit and watch it, it goes up 1% here and there, and when i put it in standby and leave it over night, fully charges, no lights light up on the magsafe, unless its when i first plug it in, it turns green and then stays a very dim lit green every once in a while, very strange. Help?
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I am having this same problem, just replaced the magsafe board and bought a new battery, both apple oem parts, computer says not charging, if I sit and watch it, it goes up 1% here and there, and when i put it in standby and leave it over night, fully charges, no lights light up on the magsafe, unless its when i first plug it in, it turns green and then stays a very dim lit green every once in a while, very strange. Help?
It's like you have the same computer as me.

I'm running 10.8.2 on 15-inch Late 2008 Macbook.

I recently recovered from some water (orange juice) damage and swapped in a hard drive from another Macbook. My battery has been through 68 cycles and the charger is brand new.
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Maybe a SMC reset is in order?
Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

15" PowerBook G4, 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD ; 16GB iPad2.
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Yeah, I've done several. No dice. For the record, I've done it both by unplugging the magsafe adapter then removing the battery, five second press, replacing battery and putting back the magsafe adapter. And vis-a-versa
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I am having the same problem - macbookpro5,2

Tried SMC, PRAM, new MagSafe and still no luck...

Please help!!!


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