Macbook Not Charging

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gio619, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Right


    bought a macbook battery wasn't holding a charge

    bought a new battery and it doesn't want to hold a charge

    bought a new charger and still nothing

    my macbook says that its not charging and that the macbook turns off instantly when its disconnected

    however when i go into the power options it says that its installed and that its fully charged

    it also says condition - check battery



    HELP!!!!
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If it shows "Check Battery" that indicates your battery may be dying or defective. Where did you buy the battery? What year is your MacBook? Try resetting the SMC. If that doesn't help, you may have a problem with your logic board.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well its a 2006 - 2008 model and I have reset the smc already

    Its appears to charge very briefly ans then cut out but it only does this on occasion
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What about my other question?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    EBay is where I bought it
     
  6. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    That's what I suspected. I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoff" batteries. Also, there is no assurance that knockoff batteries have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I have ran into an issue where it wouldn't charge any battery I put in there. Luckily in my situation, it was not the logic board. It was the fact that somehow the wire that runs from the battery charging port of the computer to the logic board had somehow wiggled loose. I had taken the keyboard off to have a look inside trying to diagnose the problem. Securing it back into place resolved that issue. Might consider it if you're comfortable removing your Macbook's keyboard. The keyboard can be delicate and cracks easily upon removal if it's the original one. Just a thought.
     

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