Macbook won't recharge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oceanzen, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. oceanzen macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    #1
    It shows a red battery in the top right corner. It says 36 mins (remaining) yet when I plug in the mains charger the light goes on (on the mains wire ) and goes off after about 30 secs.

    Is this Macbook faulty or do I have some settings wrong?

    Its probably worth mentioning I've had the Macbbok for 2 days
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

    poopyhead

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    I had the same problem with my powerbook when I first got it. I think I ended up resetting or recalibrating the battery and for the past year or so I have had no problems.
    I would tell you how to recalibrate the battery but I dont remember I know it has been listed on the forums before because that is where I got the information when I did it.
    This should (if its the same problem I had with my powerbook) fix the problem.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Recalibrating the battery involves running the computer unplugged (only on battery) until it shuts itself down. Then let it sleep for 5 hours. Then plug it back in and recharge and keep it plugged in for at least 5 hours after it is fully charged. If that doesn't work, unplug the power, remove the battery and hold the power button down for 5 seconds to reset the power management.
     
  4. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    Thanks guys

    I'll try running down the battery then fully charging and see what happens
     
  5. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    I tried what you said and now it won't turn on (with the agsafe connected - I also tried taking the battery out and holding down the power button for 5 seconds but nothing

    I'll probably take it to the Apple Store in London to avoid long shipping times
     
  6. anott macrumors newbie

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    i dont know whats wrong with my mac

    my mac has been completely fine, until last night. i had it charged fully and was disconnecting it from the power and it shut down. as soon as i plugged it back in, it restarted. yet the power has been stuck on 17% ever since. i have no idea what is wrong, and dont know if i need a new battery.

    please help!
     

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