Another Macbook 2,1 "Battery Not Charging"

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by herzmeh, May 11, 2010.

  1. herzmeh macrumors newbie

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    Jan 22, 2008
    #1
    Computer powers on fine with the charge, it's just not charging. This is a second battery with 181 cycles on it, less than a year old. First one died with around 200 cycles. I've tried resets, applied the battery update, etc. and still no luck.

    First time it happened, I understood - yes batteries die. But after this second time, frankly, this is a bit ridiculous. In addition to the plastic falling apart, apparently the machine chews through batteries.

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB016-3b29-1baa
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 0003
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0200
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4389
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 181
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 9946
     
  2. rcp27 macrumors regular

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    May 12, 2010
    #2
    I have an intermittent problem on my MacBook (3,1) that resembles this one. I found that the battery simply would not charge, though the computer worked fine when plugged in, and would happily work off the battery until it was flat. By a little trial and error, I found that the two innermost pins on the magsafe connector seemed not to be connecting electrically when I plugged it in. Poking the pins to compress the spring and let them re-extend seems to cure the problem for a couple of months before it recurs. It might be worth having a poke at the pins in the magsafe connector in case you have a similar problem.
     

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