Battery problem with Macbook - Not detected!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sequence, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Sequence macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Hey guys, I'm having a very, very weird problem. Today I left for work and my Macbook stayed at home turned on in Windows Vista with the AC Adapter unplugged. After I came back, about 8 hours after the laptop doesn't seem to recognize the battery at all... Instead of a percentage in the battery logo, there's a "X" sign. The LED on the magsafe connector is always green, just like if the battery was fully charged, if I unplug the connector, no matter how long it has been plugged in the laptop turns off instantly... Also, when I press on the battery button, the LED blinks very fast several times (about 10 times).

    I tryed resetting the PRAM, and the PMU but there's no change at all. I've also unplugged the battery / plugged it back while the laptop is turned on and I don't see any change either.

    Anyone ever had this problem before? Should I wait a couple of hours with the AC adapter plugged in? I've been so unlucky with this laptop... It's rev A macbook... It came from Apple with a broken LCD, they replaced the LCD. Then I started to get the discoloration problem and they replaced the top case. One speaker stopped working and they replaced it as well, then I noticed that the Ethernet plug doesn't work at all (I don't use it, I have an Airport Base Station) and now the battery. I don't understand why they don't offer me a total replacement as mine always have problems no matter how much I take care of it.
  2. eji macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    I unwittingly sold a MacBook that had this problem. With about 99% certainty, it's the battery. You'll have to call AppleCare and get a new one.

    Did you participate in the battery exchange program? If not, then you've probably got one of the duds.

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