Blinking LED on Power Cord - Random Shutdowns - Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keyz, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. keyz macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    Here's the deal. This just started happening yesterday. When my power cord is plugged into my MacBook Pro the LED blinks from green to amber every 2 seconds or so. When it blinks to green, the battery icon up by my computer clock reads charged. When it is amber, the battery icon reads not charged. When I unplug it completely and work off the battery charge, it'll say I have some battery left (maybe 25%, maybe 80%--it varies!), but then out of no where my computer will shut down.

    It seems to run alright when it is left plugged in. The battery seems confused. Can I fix this or is there anything I can do to try to fix this? I'm not sure what the problem is. :confused:
  2. g7by08believeit macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2006
    apple store

    Contact your nearest Apple store and get your battery and or power brick replaced :-D
  3. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    We you part of the battery recall? I would check my serial against that list (on Apple's site).

    If you can replicate your problem easily, I suggest you schedule an appointment w/ a Genius. I'm sure they'll replace your battery and possibly your AC adapter on the spot because it is such a hazard.

    Also try this
  4. keyz thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    Where can I find out more info about the battery recall? I might be apart of that. I have 17-inch MacBook Pro.

    Thanks for the help guys.

    Also, I tried what was listed on that link you gave me earlier and it didn't appear to have any effect on the problem.
  5. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    Hmmm, you got a 17", that might be an issue w/ the battery recall since it's originally for the 15" batch. But I'd get it looked at anyways.

    Pop out ur battery and match it to this list.
  6. keyz thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    I checked and it wasn't a battery recall issue. I guess I'll try to take it to an Apple repair site nearby and see if they will swap out the battery. If anyone else has any other ideas please post. :)
  7. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    mine did the flashing from green to amber thing (and then it just stopped charging the battery completely and the light would stay green). i got a new battery from apple and have had no problems since!

    oh yeah i have a macbook, not a MBP, but i still think it's your battery.

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