Macbook charge light won't go to green

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by V Dub You1972, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. V Dub You1972 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    I just bought my macbook on Mon. and I have never seen the green light on the magsafe go on. It will just stay lit up orange. It will charge to 99% and then say calculating but it will stay on that. Is it a problem with the AC adapter or the computer itself? I have tried calabrating the battery but that didn't change anything.
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Hmm...interesting. It's probably do to some really minor hardware conflict with the battery's microprocessor that the computer is reading as incorrect or something.

    Actually, batteries tend to do that from time to time so no worry.
  3. V Dub You1972 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    But its brand new. Should I make the hour long trip to the apple store and have them check it out?
  4. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

    Apr 16, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Try re-calibrating the battery. Run the entire battery to absolute zero. (Ignore the 10 minute message) and then recharge all the way to full.
  5. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    Also, try resetting PRAM (Command,Option,P,R on boot up)
  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    You've got 90 Days of AppleCare phone support, just make the trek to your telephone! ;):D

    Make sure you read this article by Apple about battery maintenance. (It may not help in this situation, but it's very worth knowing.)
  7. V Dub You1972 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    Alright, I just called Applecare and they said to take it to the Apple store for them to check it out. But, I'm going to try to zap the PRAM and recalabrate the battery once I get home. It still charges the battery and everything but I just don't want it to lead to any other problems somehow.
  8. mike.b macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2005
    Romania, Europe
    i have the exact same issue, just got mine. other than that, it's all ok. no whine, no moo.

    EDIT: Sorry but it's ok, magsafe green light is on, looks like it wasn't fully charged. Perfect macbook so far.
  9. V Dub You1972 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    Funny thing, I got home to try and zap the PRAM and the green light was finally on. I left it plugged in for a couple hours and that did the trick. I tried that before but it didn't do anything. Oh well. I'm just glad its working right now.:)
  10. daveaudio macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2006
    I had the same problem with my Macbook right after bringing it home. I was keeping it plugged in most of the time and it was never reading charged. It turned out to be the prongs for the battery were loose. Yes, you would think this would have been check in quality control! Anyways tightened those screws and walla! Macbook charges fine and shows the percentage of charge and everything.

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