macbook , no battery detected

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by spue2001, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. spue2001 macrumors member

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    my white macbook ( 1.83cd ) has developed a fault . the battery is not detected . i have reset pram , has battery update , new battery (new exchange program replacement from apple) . when i start it up the mag safe is green then goes orange , sometimes the icon shows the battery charging symbol then changes to the x symbol . i can only use it on mains power :mad:, any ideas .:confused:
     
  2. spue2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    battery out , press power for 5-10 seconds battery back in thing , if so yes
     
  3. spue2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    did all the basic again , i tried booting with no battery installed . all went well got a green light but the very second the battery made contact with the pins the battery went orange . :confused:
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    The Magsafe led is meant to be orange when it is charging - if it does not detect a battery it will stay green....

    Maybe the replacement battery is faulty ....
     
  5. spue2001 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. spue2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    any chance its the battery connector transfer cable ?
     
  7. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    It's possible, go to an Apple Store and they will be able to try a new battery and quote a repair if needed should you have one around you.
     
  8. spue2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    just ordered the connector , total cost £8 , worth the chance of this failing . im pretty competent with repairing things - i fitted a new screen , hd , ram to the macbook im writing this on
     

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