Macbook Not detecting Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kentishboy, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook core duo white. It is not detecting or charging it's battery. It shows a little X In the battery icon but i know the battery is fine because i can unplug my charger. I however cannot boot without a charger in my macbook
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    What miles said, looks like your battery is not functioning.
     
  3. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have only got this battery a few weeks ago but I'll try
     
  4. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately some of the earlier MacBook's suffer from battery problems where they are no longer detected, even if they still have plenty of charge or just enough to keep it running. From what I've read the only solution to this is to replace the logic board, but don't quote me on that. Hopefully you don't have that problem.
     
  5. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    this sounds like a logic board problem. try an SMC reset. Maybe that will fix the problem
     
  6. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried SMC and pram is there any point in taking this to apple
     
  7. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to mention at one point my MagSafe charger was flashing orange rapidly for about half an hour
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with power, charging or batteries, so that can't help. It sounds like your battery is toast. Did you buy it from Apple, or is it another brand? If you got it from Apple and it's defective, take it to them and see if they'll replace it. If it's a non-Apple battery.... good luck!

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  9. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it the main logic board or the MagSafe control unit
    Yes it is an apple battery
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's no way to tell for certain. You can try your MagSafe adapter with another Mac to see if it works, or use someone else's adapter on yours, to see if the same problem arises. That would eliminate the adapter possibility. Your best bet is take it to Apple.
     
  11. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Typical

    I take it to apple and it works then when i get back its a no i have tried it at multiple houses so the wiring is not it. I aslo have when i insert the battery it charges and is recognized for about 30 seconds then i get the same issue
     
  12. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I took it again

    I took my macbook again and it is the logic board so im screwed
     
  13. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes

    It's fine again like it has been for a few days. I Have just left it on charge for a month
     

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