macbook battery/power source problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hgill, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. hgill macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008

    I have a 1.5 year old Macbook and it's been working fine except just now when the power ran out and it shut off. When I tried to recharge it, it wouldn't turn on. I tried taking out the battery and putting it back it, with and without the charger plugged in but it still won't turn on. Also, the green light on the power cord turns on but it's very, very dim. What is wrong??

  2. iGolSun1010 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2012
    Answer to Your Problem

    I experienced the same a while ago. It is that the mother card is dead. Well, at least that happened to me so probably it is :D Take it to an authorized apple center for them to repair it. Or do it yourself. Open the mac and replace the mother card. It's simple :apple:
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    It could be possible that when power ran out and electric shock went through your macbook and grilled your motherboard. So you could take it to an Apple Store to check it out.

    But nothing happens when you turn it on? No light, or sound? Did you try turning it on when the battery out?

    (btw, do you have a unibody macbook, or is it really easy to take your battery out?)
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As the post you responded to is over 3 years old and the poster hasn't been on this site for over 2 years, it's a safe bet they've resolved the issue by now.

    Those symptoms don't always mean the logic board (not "mother card") is dead. For those with similar issues, check out the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. Also, after the battery is discharged, it may take a few minutes after plugging in the adapter before it begins charging again. You can also try resetting the SMC.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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