Macbook (3,1) Battery Not Charging

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by trickyur, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 20, 2009
    #1
    My Macbook won't charge at all. I have two power cords (original and one that came with a friends Macbook Pro purchased earlier this year) -- both experience the same issue:

    When charger is plugged in, the green light turns on (on the charger) but the battery doesn't charge. I can use the computer fine while the computer is connected to the charger, it's just when I remove the charger, the computer shuts off. My battery says it is at 0% and I have done the following things:

    - Applied the MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4 (when I went to install it said I do not need this update).
    - Reset the SMC.
    - Shut down the mac in every which way.
    - Reset the mac.
    - Took out the battery
    - Made sure there is nothing interfering or dirty on the magsafe connector

    Specs:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Version OSX 10.5.8

    Any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    hackerwayne

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    #2
    Whats the battery cycle count? Whens the last time you replace the battery? if the battery is the one that came with the Mac, then you will need a new one
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    Use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your battery, temps, fan speeds and much more. Check the number of cycles and your battery health. It's likely time for a new battery, if you haven't replaced it before.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    #4
    GGJ always has the best advice :) but yes, the same thing happened to me. My battery quit holding a charge.. It's just an old battery! Order a new one on Amazon, that's where I purchased mine and it was much cheaper then what the Apple store tried selling it to me for!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 20, 2009
    #5
    Guess it's the battery...

    Turns out my Battery Health is 0%, I've had 753 Cycles...guess it's about time for a new battery, huh?
     
  6. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #6
    Yep. It sounds like you got your money's worth out of it.
     

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