Macbook Magsafe Charge Light

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djinn, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. djinn macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    My Macbook Magsafe Charge Light is going back and forth between orange and green. I just did a re-calibration with the battery.

    Any ideas??
     
  2. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

    pkoch1

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  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Make 100% certain you haven't mixed up the Macbook and Macbook Pro's power supply...

    Take out the battery. Does it stay green?
     
  4. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

    pkoch1

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    I had no idea that those were different. I have used a Pro's power supply many times with a non-Pro. Is that bad?
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    It is usually frowned upon. As to whether or not it is bad can be debated.

    The MacBook has a 60W power brick that is square in shape. The MacBook Pro has a 85W power brick that used to be rectangular (read: not-square) but now is square.
     
  6. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

    pkoch1

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    Thanks for the info! :)
     
  7. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    I had this problem. It just got worst as time went on. So I went to Apple and they replaced it for free.

    I think it has something to do with a loose connection in the wiring, it becomes loose after a while.
     
  8. kick52 macrumors member

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    Not sure it is the same though my iBook does that, it flickers all the time though it appears it is only the light, it does not affect charging at all.
     

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