Macbook not holding charge

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Book79, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Book79 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Haven't used my macbook in 6 months, turned on while it was plugged in and after couple hrs its still saying not charging as soon as i unplug the cord it dies. do i need to replace the battery bought my macbook in oct 2010. Is there any steps i need to take before replacing the battery
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Nope. Just schedule an appointment at an Apple Store or with your local Authorized Repair Shop to get it changed.
  3. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    This is a common problem. Long periods (i.e. days, weeks) of closed lid macbooks will destroy the battery. Googling "Dead battery macbook" will show you all kinds of threads.

    Go ahead an replace the battery!
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's possible the battery is dead. How much charge did you have on it when you stopped using it? Try resetting the SMC. Also, see the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. If neither helps, take it to Apple. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:

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