Laptop not accepting a charge

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by echobug, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. echobug macrumors newbie

    echobug

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    Jun 15, 2014
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    I have a macbook OS X 10.5.8.
    Last night It was plugged in while I was using it. Suddenly the computer shut down. The port where the charger plugs in was hot and the computer would not start up. I let it sit for a few hours and then plugged the charger in and again let it sit to recharge for a few hours. This morning I went to try to start it up, it did turn on but was only at 30% batterie life. And after only a couple minutes the batterie icon indicates it is not receiving a charge. Did I fry something? Is it fixable?
     
  2. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

    rambo47

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    Denville, NJ
    #2
    Sounds like it's time to replace your battery. Check it in System Profiler: http://www.trickyways.com/2009/08/how-to-check-macbook-battery-health/
    You might also be able to Option-click on the battery icon at the top of the screen and see some info.

    You might try removing it and re-seating it to ensure all the contacts are engaged, but that's a longshot. On the upside, it's free and takes about 30 seconds.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
    #3
    Try an SMC reset.
     

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