Battery not charging

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  1. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    When I plug my macbook in with the magsafe, the led on the magsafe does not illuminate, and my macbook wont charge. My mac shows its plugged in and getting power. When i click on the battery is says "Battery is not charging, Power source: Power adapter"

    And if I unplug the macbook, it will still work on battery power.

    I already made an appointment with the genius bar for later tonight but maybe someone could help me first....

    Thanks.
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    What is the charge on your battery? if it is over 94% or so, then it is normal, it won't charge until it drops below that.
     
  3. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    71% battery health 99% with only 64 cycles
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    71% is the charge right? And we are sure it is not the wall plug right? :eek: just covering the bases!
     
  5. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. 71% is the charge. And i have tried three different wall outlets in 2 different buildings.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    Sounds like you covered everything you could, and time to go to that genius bar appointment. Good luck.
     
  7. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds good. Time for that apple care to pay off. The power adapter is covered under that, right?
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    Yes it is. They will test your adapter and your MB to see where the problem is.

    Could be a battery thing, PROM, anything.
     
  9. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thanks for the help, and for the speedy replies :)
     
  10. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Good thing you have applecare. I have one that has a bad logic board with same symptoms except battery went totally dead, won't charge and will only work with adapter now.:mad:

    No applecare for stupid me and it's only 14 months old..
     
  11. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, sorry man, that sucks. At first I was not going to get AppleCare, but then I realized I might be kicking myself for that decision later on.
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    In case it is a logic board issue, and if you might have to leave your laptop there overnight, maybe you should start a backup of your system. Just in case. Oh, and I would create a separate account for them to use, or at least change your keychain password.
     
  13. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They said they they will replace the logic board. Should take a couple days.
     
  14. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Your AppleCare paid off! In all honesty, I've had lots of Apple computers and the MB's have given me nothing but grief.

    Hope it comes back and lives a long life.
     
  15. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow only 12 hours after drop-off its ready. i just got it back and is good as new.
     

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