MacBook aluminum runs fine but fails to recognize battery!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by angrymacbookuse, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. angrymacbookuse macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    This is a horrible issue that just popped up. It was not present for the first several weeks of using the new MacBook aluminum. Now, if I unplug the AC adapter the Mac still thinks it is plugged in. It says "power source: power adapter" and it does not indicate that it is running on the battery. Furthermore, my power adapter green/orange lights up intermittently now...sometimes it is just black. I am very worried this is a hardware issue with the macbook itself as even when it is running completely unplugged from the ac, it still thinks it is on ac power.

    I have tried:

    Resetting the SMC
    Repairing permissions, repairing the disk in disk utility.

    Praying to god.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks very much.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It might be a flaky battery. I'd have Apple take a look at it.
  3. Saganomics macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    Agreed, I would take advantage of your AppleCare.
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I definitely understand your frustration... I would try Apple Care. They will honestly assess your situation and recommend the best course of action. There's no need to be angry about this :D
  5. youssefm macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    set up a genius bar appointment at your local apple store and see if they can give you a new battery.. if you try a new one and that doesn't work they might swap your macbook out for a new one
  6. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Hello! I'm over here!
  7. superczar macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    See this

    Same issue..
    I took the system to a AASP who ran some tests and concluded that it was an issues with the logic board (they also tried a battery swap and that didnt fix it)
    Fortunately for me, the system is still in the DOA period
    Unfortunately, the system was bought in the US and I am in India which makes the whole DOA process rather twisted...
    Keeping my fingers crossed

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