Macbook won't charge: only green light

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Joshpho, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Joshpho
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    Hi everyone,

    I just got back from a two week vacation to find that my black Macbook isn't charging. When I put the charger head into the laptop, the light remains green, and the battery isn't charging. I ran a CoconutBattery diagnosis on the machine and got these results:

    http://i.imgur.com/mMobh.png

    I'm not exactly clear on how to interpret these results, but I believe it's saying that the battery doesn't have any capacity for charging. Will buying a new battery solve the problem? I'm not sure if Apple sells the batteries for the older Macbooks now, either.

    Thanks for any help!
    Josh
     
  2. fireshot91
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    By that, it looks like your battery is toast.

    I'd get a new one. You can find cheaper ones online.
     
  3. Joshpho
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    Okay, thanks. Can you recommend any sites to buy one from?
     
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  5. chrisman
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    Reset the SMC is about the first thing to do with battery issues.
     

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