New 60W MagSafe Power Adapter doesn't work.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a new charger called the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, for some reason for the first time when I plug it into my Leopard Macbook, it works. But when I take it out and plug it back in, it doesn't seem to charge. I would have to remove my battery and place it in again for the charger to charge my macbook. I don't think the charger is the problem because it charges on my macbook Tiger fine. It's only my leopard macbook that has a problem.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Is your macbook an 07 or 08 model? if it is there's a firmware update available to correct the battery charging issue.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure about the model, but it is an ordinary macbook and not the "Pro" model. It is white and I ordered it in 2008, the resolution supports max at 1280x800, the Version is 10.5.8 and on the bottom of "About this mac" says TM & © 1983-2009 Apple Inc. But at the bottom of my macbook says TM & © 2007 Apple Inc.
     
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    a simple temporary fix that worked for me

    background:
    --seem to have an older model of macbook pro 13 inch. worked perfectly with its original power chord of course.
    --original power chord was fraying
    --bought from apple store the 80 dollar 60w magsafe power adapter
    --walked miles home, didn't work. walked miles back, returned and got cash back (not trying to get their help, since i knew of replacements from non-apple vendors)
    --original power chord finally frayed through
    --researched replacements on amazon from non-apple vendors, bad reputation
    --went back to apple store, got appointment with genius to ensure new product worked with my computer before taking it out of store.
    +they plugged my computer into their standby power chords (scattered throughout their store)...didn't work.
    +then did work.
    +then new power chord from unopened box worked.
    +since it didn't work at first, he did several diagnostics.
    +SIGNIFICANT: during one of the steps above, and the genius and i thought nothing of it at the time, the genius turned the computer over, removed the battery (to get the serial number?), and then he simply reinserted it.
    --i was happy cuz my new power chord worked.
    --worked at home!
    --then DIDN'T WORK at a later date
    --came on these boards, and tried the firmware referenced above. DIDN'T HELP. my computer said i didn't need the update

    HERE'S WHAT FINALLY DID IT
    --i was desperate, power was low. so i tried what the apple guy tried (to find the serial number). i shut down the computer. i turned it upside down. i turned the screw thing (clockwise!) with a quarter. i took out the battery. i did nothing to it. i just put it back in. rescrewed. turned everything back on...AND IT WORKED!

    long story short, and this might be a TEMPORARY FIX ONLY: if everything doesn't work, try just shutting down; turning computer upside down; unscrewing screw (clockwise); taking out battery; doing nothing; putting battery back in; rescrewing. turning computer back on

    this could have to be RE-DONE EVERY SINGLE TIME the chord don't work

    but i don't care

    if this fixes the problem temporarily every time the chord don't work, i'll do it (despite the inconvenience). i just don't trust the non-apple vendors (given reviews on amazon). and i kind of don't trust that apple can fix this compatibility problem.
     

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