MacBook Battery Problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ItsTime, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. ItsTime macrumors newbie

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    Mar 2, 2010
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    I have seen this a lot on the internet when i have been doing research but i would like a new opinion please as some sights and threads are a few years old.

    Firstly i have a MacBook 10.4.11 that is somewhere between 2 and 3 years old. I have had no problems with the Mac up until yesterday. Yesterday i was charging my Mac and everything was fine but i noticed that the MagSafe Adapter was lit up Green, even when unplugged from my Mac. I shrugged it off until this morning when i realised that when i unplug my adapter the Mac just turns off and won't turn back on until i plug the adapter back in. I have seen different threads about it being a battery problem or a charger problem but i am not sure where to start as most of the threads say that their Battery Icon on the Mac screen has a black "X" through it. Mine just has the Forks in the battery icon and where it would have a Time or % of what is left in the Battery, it just has a (Calculating...) and when i click to see how much it has charged, it says 0%

    I also downloaded Coconut Battery and here is what it says:

    Current Battery Charge: 0 mAh
    Maximum Battery Charge : 5093 mAh

    0%

    Current Battery Capacity: 5093 mAh
    Original Battery Capacity: 5020 mAg

    100%

    Can anyone shed some light on my situation, it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 12, 2003
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    Almost certainly your Magsafe has blown up, mine did.

    Do About This Mac > More Info > Power
    Under battery condition it should say "normal". If it says "check battery" your battery is dead.

    When you plug the Magsafe in, wait a few minutes. Then the AC Charger info at the bottom of the page should change to Connected - Yes Charging - Yes.

    You may have to wait a few minutes from when you plug in, it doesn't always start charging right away. Also you will need to refresh the page using cmd-R.

    When you plug it in and it says "charging - Yes" the battery info should show Amperage - and a positive number between 1500 and 200 mA depending on how long it's been charging.

    Luckily the Magsafe is much cheaper than a new battery!
     

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