Battery Light Blinking?!

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2007
    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: ?
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Um, how old is your PowerBook G4?

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

    Jun 30, 2007
    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

    Sep 13, 2006
    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

    Sep 25, 2009
    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

    Sep 13, 2006
    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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