Battery Light Blinking?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brand.new, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. brand.new macrumors newbie

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    I have my powerbook g4 charging all the time and the one time I unplug it to use somewhere else the battery loses its charge and shuts off the screen til i plug it in again...also the light around the plug that goes into the battery port on the laptop is flashing between green/yellow and orange...any ideas :confused: ?
    thanks.
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Um, how old is your PowerBook G4?

    You might qualify for the battery recall that Apple had.
     
  3. PJOtka macrumors newbie

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    blinking power LED for MacBook

    I believe i have the same problem but I haven't left my computer unplugged long enough for the battery to die. I recently placed my MacBook on the floor when I was done doing some research after running it on the battery for a half hour. I plugged it back in to find the LED light on the power adaptor jumping between charging (amber) and charged complete (green). There is about a 2 second pause between each jump. the battery indicator in the tool bar also jumps between (calculating) and (charged).I've had the computer for about a year and no problem until this concern. Any quick fix suggestions?
     
  4. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    I'm having the same exact problem with my 2007 Macbook Pro. Did you find a fix? Does anyone know a solution?

    Already tried resetting PRAM and SCM.

    I tried someone else's battery and it was fine. I've also tried using a different charger, same problem persisted.

    Battery is a year old.
     
  5. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    If it's just that specific battery that's having issues, you need a new battery.

    Contacting Apple about it is probably a great idea, considering it really shouldn't die in a year.
     
  6. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    I hope that they will help me. My battery is 13 months old so I hope it's not out of warranty (I don't think they'll replace it after more than a year) but we'll see...
     

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