MacBook battery charger light flashing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by norbiu, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. norbiu macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    The charger light on my Macbook flashes orange/green when fully charged. It goes to 100% then it turns green. A few seconds later the light turns to orange again. And it keeps going on like this ...

    I tried shutting it down, updating, removing the battery. What should I do? I think this is a software issue of some sort because problems started appearing with the 10.4.10 update: unable to wake up from sleep, screen flashes. Fortunately it doesn't do those things any more, but this charger problem is really annoying.

    Edit: Also tried resetting the SMC, but it didn't work.
  2. Pim macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2007
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Go to your nearest Mac Store, I guess we can't help you out on this. It seems like your battery and you charger aren't communicating well, or your MacBook isn't able to use the power coming from your adapter as a power supply, or someting...
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    My MacBook used to do the exact same thing, no idea what caused it but it is now gone, basically nothing I did could fix it but sometimes taking the charger out, letting the battery run down to ~50%, and recharging it would help, sometime it wouldn't. Then it just suddenly disappeared, no idea why (updated to the lasted everything).
  4. norbiu thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    I think I'll wait for the next software update ... Some thing's wrong here and I'm not the only one to complain.

    Is there a way to downgrade the software? I guess not ...
  5. Fisheke macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    Antwerp, Belgium
    It's a dangerous issue.. i had it for quite awhile (several months) before having the presence of mind to reset the SMC.

    In the mean time of course it had wasted 25% of my battery capacity, it's aged years in mere months.. so get it fixed asap!
  6. norbiu thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    I removed the battery and running the MacBook without it. If the next update won't solve the problem, I'll take it in.

    I'm trying to avoid the Apple Store because the last time I sent it in, it took them 4-5 weeks to get it repaired. Things move harder in Europe :)

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