MacBook - No amber light on first charge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Karvel, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Karvel macrumors regular

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    Hiya

    Just got my home with my new MacBook and have got it all connected up for its first charge but the instruction manual alludes to the MagSage power cable showing an "amber" light - I'm definitely only getting a red light, though I can't find any reference on the internet to what a red light means!

    Anyone help??
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Maybe you're mistaking the amber (really its orange) for red? Its not hard...
     
  3. Karvel thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's definitely red, I sought another opinion from my brother haha!
     
  4. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a picture of the light might help us help you.

    I don't think that MagSafe's even have a red LED to begin with....

    It has always been either amber or green or dead.
     
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I'm not sure there's a red mode either. I think it's likely the colour of your LED is just more red than orange. Check your notebook is charging correctly. If it is, I'd imagine you're fine :)
     
  6. Karvel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can I turn the MacBook before the first charge is fully complete? i.e. using the mains power at the same time as trying to charge the batter? I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to notebooks :eek:
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can :) I'm not sure about the Macbooks, but the Macbook Pro's also have a battery charge indicator on the bottom of the battery itself - you push a button and some LED's light up to show roughly how much charge is left.

    Otherwise, power up and check that it is, indeed, charging.
     
  8. Moreno macrumors newbie

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    I just plugged in my MBP for the first time and am having the same experience: it's definitely a red light, not amber.
     
  9. Moreno macrumors newbie

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    Hm. Interesting. I now looked directly over the LED light (it's sitting on a desk and I was looking at it from a 45 degree angle) and now it definitely looks orange. But still red from an angle. Maybe that's what was going on with yours.
     
  10. propropro macrumors regular

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    My red light doesn't goes to green when the battery is charged (I have already verified that the battery is charged completely)
    some suggestions? :confused:
     

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