L style MagSafe + 2006 MacBook Pro 17" = sometimes not charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Julianne, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Julianne macrumors member


    Jul 26, 2002
    NL / USA

    I have searched here and on apple.com for an answer but have yet to find one.

    I have a MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core Duo 2.16 GHz
    Boot ROM: MBP12.0061.B03
    SMC: 1.5f10
    Mac OS X 10.6.6 (10J567)
    I have all the latest updates.

    Ok here is the problem. 2 days ago my original T style magsafe power broke. the cable that comes out of the box melted and there where exposed wires and sparks. So, I had to get a new one I now have the L style, while it will charge. It only starts working and keep charging if
    1. the notebook is powered off and then turned on
    2. in suspend/sleep mode and then awakened

    If I disconnect the power while on and try to plug it back in it does not see it and will not charge. If I close the lid and put the notebook in sleep/suspended mode then just like that the light turns on on the magsafe without having to do anything and then I can wake it from sleep/suspend mode and it will keep charging or stay lit green.

    I have read many people saying they cant get it to work at all..but I guess I am lucky that it does work when the notebook is turned off or if i put it to sleep then it will charge and keep charging until the cable is disconnected. Then to get it to work again I have to either sleep/suspend it or shut down.

    I have installed the SMC update and Firmwares that I could. I have also done the command option P R hold til loud chime, also I have shut down pulled power and battery hold power button 10 seconds plug all back in and start up and finally I have done the hold the Power button til loud boom noise and restart 2x. None of these have helped me..

    I am wanting any other advice PLEASE.. or is it just cuz I have too old of a notebook. :(

    And if anyone has my notebook and does have it working please share your setup!
  2. Andrew7724 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2006
    i have the exact same problem!
    have you got it sorted out yet?
  3. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    I have that issue, not on the L style but the original T style.

    It seems to be a adapter issue cause I have 2 T style and the other T doesn't have the "not charging".
  4. Andrew7724 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2006
    my problem is,
    the T chargers work, but not the L ones.

    sometimes the L ones work too though.. it is very inconsistent.
    a little annoying. if anyone has answers, please let us know!

    thanks! : )

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