flashing amber lights on magsafe connect

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dilletaunted, May 1, 2011.

  1. dilletaunted macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011
    i've found clues to what may be going on with my macbook pro, but no other story seems to have the same combination of problems:

    1. the computer has become abruptly nonresponsive (it's off, and stubbornly so)
    2. connection to the magsafe power cord results in a rapidly flashing, dull orange light, unlike anything i've seen before. the phenomenon doesn't depend on the cord; i get the same thing using my wife's
    3. the battery light indicates that it isn't charged

    the macbook is 13" from late 2009

    thanks for any help or advice. i'm thinking there's something wrong with the connection between the magsafe connector and the 'puter itself
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    i'm thinking your battery is jacked, tried taking it out?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Reset the SMC, troubleshoot the MagSafe adapter and calibrate your battery. Instructions for all in the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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