Brand new macbook pro battery not charging...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Antidoll, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Antidoll macrumors regular

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    So my laptop is currently at 11% it shows as if it's charging but it's not... it's been like this for the past hour or so & every now and then it turns into "not charging"


    I tried a different charger from my other macbook and it does the same thing...

    is it my battery?



    btw I disconnected it few times and now it's charging again.... da ****...
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    are you using it heavily? The new MBPs use a lot of power under full load, so that the charger can not provide extra power to charge the battery while the laptop is running.
     
  3. daftpunkstu, Nov 17, 2011
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    Could just be a tiny software bug or something. If it persists go to a store and ask someone but if i were you i'd just restart the device, remove the battery etc and it should work after
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Do As Apple Say

    Unplug the charger,and allow your MBP to die completely. Then recharge without using it.

    If the problem persists, it's a no brainer, return and replace.
     
  6. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey thanks but it told me that the software is not supported by my system..

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    ill try that thanks
     
  7. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried everything and it's still not working...

    it goes from (calculating..) to "not charging"
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Back To The Store

    And they will replace it...Take all your important stuff off first before you go. Hope you have more luck with the new one.
     
  9. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    ugh :(

    I got it online though... so I guess if they have to replace it I'd have to do the return online AGAIN. ugh :(
     
  10. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    so does this firmware knock the power down of the processors so the power supply can supply antiquate power to the cpu?
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple does not say that anywhere.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  12. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you... but that doesn't tell me why my battery is acting up..




    JUST AN UPDATE ABOUT THIS ISSUE : after a while of me just plugging/unplugging eventually it just started charging again without a problem....


    I usually keep it plugged at night but I unplugged it tonight to see if maybe plugging it too long is causing the problem..
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not a problem to leave it plugged in overnight or even days at a time. The fact that it started charging after plugging/unplugging suggests that your MagSafe connection isn't secure. Make sure the connector and port are clean. In the FAQ, read the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters.
     
  14. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm thanks ill look that up.. although I don't think it is the adapter because I tried another macbook adapter I had and it still didn't charge while the problem was happening...

    I think something is wrong with the laptop itself..
     
  15. Da Citizen macrumors newbie

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    that exaplins it, im multitasking and rendering in FCP, thanks!
     
  16. miladgh macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem tonight. searched google. and this helped:
    I pull the magsafe adapter from the wall and let it be disconnected for 1 minute. then I connected it and it was charging again! very weird. never been happened to me before.
    I also saw this:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1474
    but when I checked for the available updates, it did not list this one. and it wasn't installed before when I checked the system prefs. I'm not sure if I need to install this update. It is said system requirements: 10.7.2 and I have 10.7.2
    I don't know. maybe if it happened again and plugging it out, did not solve the problem, I'll try installing this update.
     
  17. Thailandtim macrumors newbie

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    This didn't do it

    I also have this same problem. Last night everything was fine but when I woke up this morning same as other say: Green light on power magnet is on, went into my "About This Mac" to the System info and it said: Battery installed "NO"
    Charging "NO"

    Downloaded your link still nothing, tried unplugging several times same thing, NOTHING
     

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