Macbook 17" not charging but green led is on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by qstyler, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. qstyler macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    Looks my macbook don't want to eat its battery's power. MagSafe is plugged to mac and the green led is on. But it won't charge the battery.

    In the menu bar i'm getting «no charge» message and «battery is not charging».

    If I unplug the magsafe my mac will just go down.

    That's what Coconut Battery tells me:

    So... for some reason it got some power in it but don't wanna feed that power to my mac i suppose.

    I tried to reset that controller things with sleep->restart->shut down and it didn't help.

    What could the problem be?
    Should I perform some trick with my mac to make it work again, or I will have to pay money to service provider or will have to buy the battery replacement?

    Please save my life =)

    Thank you!
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    what are you doing when this happens? are you running cpu intensive tasks?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try resetting the SMC. Also, see the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. If you have very resource-intensive apps running, such as gaming, it's possible for your Mac to draw power from both the AC adaptor and the battery, causing the battery to temporarily stop charging or even drain while plugged in.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  4. qstyler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    I'm running firefox and chrome. And Adium.

    It's obviously not magsafe problem. Because adapter works just fine.

    Since cocobut shows battery's info I suppose it's some kind of problem with the wires.

    I'll try to hit it some times. Then will just get it out and in again.

    And will post here with some info.
  5. qstyler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    okay. no panic.

    I got into macbook, messed here and there aroudn the battery. Slammed it couple of times and it got back to work.

    Thanks me for being russian. This method works just great on every problem.

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