Mac charger plugged in, but won't charge

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grivy6190, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. grivy6190 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    I have a black macbook. My computer wouldn't turn on, so I plugged it in and turned it on. I noticed that it said "Not Charging". I figured it would go away and start charging. I closed the computer and came back an hour later, and the light on the charger was still green and not amber. Why will my computer only turn on when plugged directly in, and why won't my battery charge? Do I need to get a new charger or a new battery, or is there something else I can do to fix this?
  2. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    I'm betting its the charger. I've had to replace one already (they did it under warranty) because it shorted (actually burned through the outer plastic). You may have a short. They can test at the Apple Store if you bring it in!
  3. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    Search around on here using MRoogle. Someone had nearly the exact same problem as you a couple of weeks ago.

    Plug in the charger
    Look in System Profiler under Power
    Post the text on the Power page on here, we can do some diagnosis and hopefully tell whether it's the charger, the battery or (gulp) something worse.

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