Battery issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by riko, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. riko macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    Glasgow area, Scotland

    I hoping someone can help with a problem I have begun having with my macbook. There seems to be something wrong with my battery but I cant find the exact problem described on apples battery update page.

    Basically the other day my macbook was asleep and plugged in charging while I was out. When I got back instead of the normal solid green light on the connector is was very faint green (sort of like the greenish glow from the num lock/capslock keys when the screen turns off). I reseated the adaptor and it seemed to be fine. I then used it off the battery until it went to sleep. I was not able to plug it back in till later when it have gone into safe sleep. They light on the magsafe glowed green for a second, then orange, then green, then back to orange. The battery menu meter said it was charging but the time given was over 70 hours! the other odd thing is that the green light on the battery was not flashing indicating charging. I left it over night and it seemed ok as the green light was on and the battery indicated charged.

    Today I was using it from batter again and got the low power warning. I was just about to shut down when the laptop went off completely. Not even into sleep or safe sleep. When I plugged in i got the changing magsafe light and 70 hours till charged.

    Any idea what the issue is? I have tried reseating the battery and reseting the PMU


    (as I have been typing this my time to charge has gone back to 1 hour 29mins and i have the flashing light on the battery:( )
  2. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    why bother with a diag?

    Why not just goto your nearest Apple store and get a new battery? You'll be alot happier knowing you have a brand new working battery.

    Worst-case scenario, call up Apple if one isn't nearby.

  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It might also be the magsafe adapter that is causing the problem, so they should also bring that if they are taking it to Apple.
  4. riko thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    Glasgow area, Scotland
    Living in Scotland we have no apple stores and the only authorised store comes very poorly recommended (they told my mate he broke the LCD backlight on his less than year old iMac and refused to fix it until he spent ages complaining to apple!!). Yeah, I will probably call apple but the last 3 times I have had to call about my Macbook I have queued forever (last agent I spoke to was rude when I said there was no password on my account, there is but I remove it when I send it for repair). I just was just wondering if anybody had this problem and knew if I was right that it was the battery and nothing more serious.


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