Macbook Air Original power problems (?)

ultraxmode

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Jun 3, 2011
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Athens, GR
Hello everyone,

I have a Macbook Air Original (2008) and lately I ran on some problems. I will give you the steps from which the errors occured.

1. I worked for 2 hours on my Macbook Air, at night and I left it on for the whole night (I fell asleep)
2. When I woke up (at morning) the Macbook Air was turned off.
3. I tried to turn it on but nothing, the Macbook Air refused to turn on.
4. The magsafe light was dim-green.
5. I left it without the magsafe on for some days.
6. After some days, I plugged the magsafe on, the light turned on (yellow).
7. I turned on the Macbook Air, everything was working! Did not have problems.
8. The battery icon showed that the battery was at 0%
9. Tried to shutdown Macbook Air from the drop down menu.
10. Macbook Air restarted instead of shut down.
11. Unplugged the magsafe.
12. PLugged again the magsafe. Dim-green light. Nothing. Macbook Air did not turn on.
13. Left it for 3-4 days without plugging the magsafe. Battery swelled up. Removed the battery.
14. Tried to turn it on again. Magsafe light yellow -> Macbook Air works. --> tried to shutdown -> Restart Loop instead of shutting down.

The last step (No 14) is the problem I have right now. The Macbook Air does not have a battery anymore (I removed it, it was swelled up). So..

When I let the Macbook Air for 2 days alone, then, the light of the magsafe turns yellow (bright yellow) and Macbook Air turns on and working in Mac OS X (I reinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion just to see if there was an OS problem. The problems remain.). When I try to shutdown the Macbook Air, it restarts instead of shutting down. If I unplug the magsafe and try to plug it again on, the light goes dim-green and cannot turn on. If I let the Macbook Air alone for another 2 days, it turns on without a problem. Still, cannot shutdown. Restart loop. Again and again.

Tried the Command + Option + P + R when turn on Macbook Air, pressing the keys for a period of time that I hear the "Mac OS chime" twice. The problem remains.

Can you please help me? What can I do to save my Macbook?

Thank you very much.
 

ultraxmode

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Jun 3, 2011
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Athens, GR
OK, I tried the SMC Reset. The problem remains. But the magsafe light is bright-green now. MBA is not turning on though.

Strange things.

Update : One more thing. The sequence of the things I noticed is :

1. Magsafe is unplugged.
2. Magsafe plugged in (bright-green light)
3. MBA turns on, on each own, working like a champ.
4. Shutting Down (Restart Loop)
5. Unplug Magsafe for 1-3 seconds
6. Plug Magsafe (bright-green light) MBA does NOT turn on.
7. Unplug Magsafe for 20-30 seconds.
8. Plug Magsafe (dim-green light) MBA does not turn on.
9. Leave MBA without the Magsafe plugged in for a day.
10. Plugging Magsafe on to the MBA (bright-green light)
11. MBA turns on, on each own, working 100%.
12. Shutdown --> Restart Loop.

:(

(battery is removed. MBA has no battery)
 
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mlemonds

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Apr 9, 2008
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Lexington, KY
When you say restart loop, does it successfully boot the OS or does it keep chiming and powering of/on?

IF it does boot into the OS, do you get a message that the machine recovered from an error?
 

ultraxmode

macrumors newbie
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Jun 3, 2011
11
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Athens, GR
When you say restart loop, does it successfully boot the OS or does it keep chiming and powering of/on?

IF it does boot into the OS, do you get a message that the machine recovered from an error?

It boots successfully the OS. No, I dont get a message that the machine recovered from an error.
 

madrich

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Feb 19, 2012
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World Class City of Chicago
OK, I tried the SMC Reset. The problem remains. But the magsafe light is bright-green now. MBA is not turning on though.

Strange things.

Update : One more thing. The sequence of the things I noticed is :

1. Magsafe is unplugged.
2. Magsafe plugged in (bright-green light)
3. MBA turns on, on each own, working like a champ.
4. Shutting Down (Restart Loop)
5. Unplug Magsafe for 1-3 seconds
6. Plug Magsafe (bright-green light) MBA does NOT turn on.
7. Unplug Magsafe for 20-30 seconds.
8. Plug Magsafe (dim-green light) MBA does not turn on.
9. Leave MBA without the Magsafe plugged in for a day.
10. Plugging Magsafe on to the MBA (bright-green light)
11. MBA turns on, on each own, working 100%.
12. Shutdown --> Restart Loop.

:(

(battery is removed. MBA has no battery)


Sounds like the Mother Board died! Take it to the store they can run tests.
 
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Benjamin L

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Apr 25, 2017
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Hello everyone,

I have a Macbook Air Original (2008) and lately I ran on some problems. I will give you the steps from which the errors occured.

1. I worked for 2 hours on my Macbook Air, at night and I left it on for the whole night (I fell asleep)
2. When I woke up (at morning) the Macbook Air was turned off.
3. I tried to turn it on but nothing, the Macbook Air refused to turn on.
4. The magsafe light was dim-green.
5. I left it without the magsafe on for some days.
6. After some days, I plugged the magsafe on, the light turned on (yellow).
7. I turned on the Macbook Air, everything was working! Did not have problems.
8. The battery icon showed that the battery was at 0%
9. Tried to shutdown Macbook Air from the drop down menu.
10. Macbook Air restarted instead of shut down.
11. Unplugged the magsafe.
12. PLugged again the magsafe. Dim-green light. Nothing. Macbook Air did not turn on.
13. Left it for 3-4 days without plugging the magsafe. Battery swelled up. Removed the battery.
14. Tried to turn it on again. Magsafe light yellow -> Macbook Air works. --> tried to shutdown -> Restart Loop instead of shutting down.

The last step (No 14) is the problem I have right now. The Macbook Air does not have a battery anymore (I removed it, it was swelled up). So..

When I let the Macbook Air for 2 days alone, then, the light of the magsafe turns yellow (bright yellow) and Macbook Air turns on and working in Mac OS X (I reinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion just to see if there was an OS problem. The problems remain.). When I try to shutdown the Macbook Air, it restarts instead of shutting down. If I unplug the magsafe and try to plug it again on, the light goes dim-green and cannot turn on. If I let the Macbook Air alone for another 2 days, it turns on without a problem. Still, cannot shutdown. Restart loop. Again and again.

Tried the Command + Option + P + R when turn on Macbook Air, pressing the keys for a period of time that I hear the "Mac OS chime" twice. The problem remains.

Can you please help me? What can I do to save my Macbook?

Thank you very much.

i'm sure you tried but i failed to see it mentioned so i will put it as a solution

1:) install a new battery
2:) reset both Smc and Pram
3:) boot into os once and then restart machine
4:) then try turning off machine

i think that a few apple products have that problem/"feature" where it turns on when charger is connected i wouldn't worry to much about that but a new battery should prevent if from restarting when you power it down . Also don't cheap out on the battery/charger get a real one. i suggest from amazon they have a fantastic return policy if your laptops issues aren't adressed by my suggestion then at least you can send back the battery !

good luck !