MacBook stopped charging last night, fixed but now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by diane143, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    Last night I was using my MacBook downstairs. I had run it down to about 15 mins of battery and then plugged it in. Not long after I headed upstairs and plugged it in at my desk like always. The green light wouldn't come on, which is not unusual. I typically give it a little wiggle and it will start, or at least say it's charging (it's done that with both chargers since new). Last night nothing I did would get it to charge. With about 9 minutes of battery remaining, I shut it down. I started to browse threads here and found the link to the SMC reset. I decided to see what happened before losing that 9 minutes of battery life!

    I did the first step of removing the battery while everything was unplugged and when I put it all back together it started to charge again.

    So now what? I didn't do the SMC reset. Should I? Could this be a fluke or is there something else going wrong? My charger shows no signs of fraying, the battery does say replace soon.

    While I'm glad I don't have to go to the Apple Store today I'm almost afraid to unplug it!

    Late 2008 unibody MacBook running Snow Leopard
     
  2. diane143 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tunrs out it was just the charger - the magsafe end was spinning in the casing but with no outward signs of damage. Could have been much more expensive. <whew!>
     

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