battery won't charge!

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    OK- I have a week and a half old BlackBook. Just tonight up in in the menu bar it says the battery isn't charging. I looked up the issue in "help" and it says that the power source I'm using isn't strong enough to charge the battery, but I've plugged it in everywhere in the house and the office and nothing works. It worked fine this afternoon. Time to go to the genius bar? And yes, I've restarted and reseated the battery.
     
  2. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Not to sound panicky, but guys- I need this thing to be mobile. That's why I bought it. I have a tower at home. Please help if you can.
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    But you are a demi-god ... ok wild guess... reset the PRAM or what ever it is called. And run to an Apple store.
     
  4. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The demi-god thing only means I give money to MR. ;) I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work, yes- I'll run to the store tomorrow.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Take your battery out...

    pop it back in and it should start charging. The MagSafe Charger should have a orange light. It'll turn green when it's fully charged. You need to download iStat and that'll show up in your Dashboard and you can monitor everything with a click of the Dashboard icon. KMA (Keep Me Advised). :cool:
     
  6. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    How do we do that?
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Go to FAQ/Rules...

    and the first question is: 1. How to contribute to MacRumors.:cool:
     
  8. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I already did that- see my original post.

    EDIT- OK, this is really weird. I just plugged it into a different outlet in my dining room and it started charging. Then I brought it back to the bedroom where I had it before and it's charging where it wouldn't before. Cause for alarm? Should I still take it in?
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Did you unplug, reseat and press the black button on the bottom?

    It should indicate the battery's level of charge at least until the indicator light is glowing continuously. Your battery may need to be replaced from the sounds of it. :cool:
     
  10. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Keep in the room that was charging...

    and get to the Apple Store tomorrow. :cool:
     
  12. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I did all that. But read my previous post. This is very strange. And now it's charging- and it's charging in the room it wouldn't charge in before.
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Ok, it could also be your...

    MagSafe Charger. Make sure you bring both to the Apple Store tomorrow. :cool:
     
  14. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I will for sure. That was just too weird.
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Mine did that on day three...

    and now it's been perfect, so I feel ya'!:p
     
  16. vansouza macrumors 68000

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  17. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    What happened? Did you get your MagSafe replaced?
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yes, I was 10 minutes...

    from the San Francisco Apple Store and the MagSafe Charger was goofy! :p
     
  19. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    OK- I'll definitely stop by. The store is close to my office and I have to go in this weekend. :(
     
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Shouldn't be a problem...

    Keep in touch! :cool:
     
  21. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks for the help. I figured it was something not quite right.
     

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