Macbook or Charger Issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JHuh1989, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. JHuh1989 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    Hi all-

    Happy Friday! Currently I have a 2008 Unibody Macbook. The other day my charger was acting a little odd as the green light would not turn on when attached to the Mac or I'd have to plug it in a few times before it would work.

    At the moment my assumption is the charger has simply broken and I should get a new one. However, since replacements go for about $80, I wanted to know if there are any indicators that I should look for that would help confirm it is infact the charger being broken or the Macbook itself could cause the green light to not turn on/not recognizing the charger.

    I did push the little button on the side of the mac and a single green light flashed (when the computer is on, many green lights typically come on).

    I also did an SMC reset with about 8% battery left hoping this would resolve the issue but the Mac would not turn on after (which is why I have a few reservations on what the true issue at hand could be).

    Thanks for any help and advice I really do appreciate it.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Try a different charger (ask a friend) or a different Macbook.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you have another MagSafe adapter available, try it to see if it works. You could also go to a nearby Apple store and ask to try a charger.

    See the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    You could always go to the Apple store and see if they'd plug in your Macbook into one of their chargers to double check. ;)

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