MacBook Battery Not Charging

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danny_boy, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. danny_boy macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Hi There,

    My girlfriends MacBook battery has all of a sudden stopped charging. She has had the MacBook since 2006. Below is the MacBook specification and battery information from system profiler.

    The cycle count is only 77. Is that good or bad? I understand batteries are consumables but this MacBook hasn’t been greatly used since finishing University in 2007.

    I have reset the SMC and re-seated the battery. When I press the button on the outside of the battery none of the lights light up. I have also tried my Dad’s MacBook battery in the machine and it works. The MacBook is running Leopard and has all the recent updates.

    I’m going to give Apple tech support a call tonight. Is there anything else I can try? I don’t have Apple Care for the MacBook.



    MacBook Infomation

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB11.0061.B03
    SMC Version: 1.4f12

    Battery Information:

    Serial Number: DP-ASMB013-3509-20cb
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB013
    Pack Lot Code: 0001
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0102
    Hardware Revision: 0300
    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 77
    Condition: Check battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 4612

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No

    Battery Model No: A1185
    10.8V 55Wh
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    77 charge cycles for a 2006 macbook battery is very low. Do you have the Apple battery update? Apple had an extended warranty on their early model macbook batteries and you can find the info here.
  3. danny_boy thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Thanks, I'll give that a read and speak to Apple this evening.

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