2008 Macbook stopped charging

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dmx, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    So I have a 2008 (plastic, non unibody) Macbook that stopped charging and won't turn on - it worked fine until the battery died. No Apple Care unfortunately. Tested the power adapter on another computer and it works fine.

    Am I correct in assuming the problem is the DC in board? I don't think it would be the logic board because the computer still worked until the battery died completely.

    Also, anyone know how much Apple would charge to fix this? I may be better off doing it myself.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try resetting the SMC. If that works, you need to calibrate your battery. Instructions for both in the following link.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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