Battery not charging

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by knarzie, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. knarzie macrumors regular

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    My late 2008 13" unibody Macbook has just started giving me a bit of trouble.

    The power adapter feeds the Macbook, but next to the battery icon at the top it says 'not charging'. Light on the magsafe is a very dim green. When I pull it, battery says '12%', so it is definitely not fully charged. Quick inspection hasn't revealed any obvious defects with the magsafe or power adapter.

    edit: at the risk of answering my own thread: when I fiddle with the cable end going into the magsafe, the light goes from dim green to flickering orange. This might be what Apple call 'strain relief issues' :(
     
  2. session101 macrumors regular

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    happened to me too, your magsafe connector is bad... just get a new magsafe charger and you should be good to go, i replaced mine with a newer style magsafe and i like it a lot better
     
  3. DemonicZeus macrumors member

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    Nah.. I got a same trouble also...
    I've met the apple genius bar.. And they told me there are 2 possibilities

    First, it is the magsafe...and the second is the logic board
    The magsafe costs $40 but the logic could costs $500

    I did nothing.. Because they told me igot logic board problem which means i need to pay$500

    If you got logic problem after diagnostic it to genius bar.. It will charge though.. But slower
    It took me 1 full day to charge my mac to 100 percent beacuse of the logic board problem.

    Just take it to thegenius bar/ apple store
    Hope it helps


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  4. knarzie thread starter macrumors regular

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    just checked, my apple care runs another month. So I better get it fixed quickly. A quick browse suggests that power adapters are covered.

    I've upgraded RAM and HDD myself. Will that be an issue for the validity of my apple care?
     
  5. DemonicZeus macrumors member

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    Lucky you. :D
    Yeah it is normal when power adapter are covered...
    Upgrade wont break the warranty i think


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  6. knarzie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Called Apple in the hope they would just send me a new adapter. Turns out they don't answer the phone on Sundays :(

    I'd like to avoid a trip to Covent Garden or Regent Street, so I hope I can get them on the phone tomorrow.
     
  7. DemonicZeus macrumors member

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    Bring it to the service center with your warrantycard


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