MacBook Pro not charging (green dim light)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by M.Rizk, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. M.Rizk macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2015
    So I decided to get a new HDD for my MacBook Pro 14" Mid 2012 and ordered a Seagate 1 TB SSHD with 8 GB NAND from Amazon a few days ago.

    Received it today, installed it myself and was able to install a new Mac OS X installation on it, but noticed that during the installation the charger light is off and that the Mac is not charging at all but using the battery instead.

    Tried to charger on another Mac and it was working fine, inserted it back into my Mac and it kept the green light for a few seconds and started dimming till it became almost unnoticeable except at low light conditions.

    The battery is completely drained now and I am not able to turn the Mac on again, so what are my options :/. Thanks all.
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Have you checked the condition of your battery? It might be time to replace it. Do you know off hand how many charge cycles you have on it? The battery in your MacBook Pro is supposed to be good for 1000 cycles but as the saying goes... your mileage may vary.
  3. M.Rizk thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2015
    I doubt it's the battery specially that it took the Mac over 3 hours to completely drain the battery, so I doubt it's the cause tbh.

    Plus I have never seen the battery percentage go down all of a sudden. It's always constant.

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