Macbook stops charging after a few seconds?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nickguz, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. nickguz macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2014
    Okay so, weird situation. When I plug in the mac, the green light lights up for like 3 seconds and then it just stops. If I push (and hold) the charger into the wall, it works fine. This is my sister's computer, and she's gone through like 3 chargers, so I don't know if it's the charger, but it seems like it may be. I think she's tried other chargers and they haven't worked either.

    Does it have something to do with the mac or is it definitely the charger?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    What is the charge level at the time you plug it in? If it works by you holding and pushing the power adapter against the wall outlet, that sounds like a bad connection, either in the adapter or the outlet. Have you tried other outlets? Do you have another adapter you can try?
  3. Realnanners macrumors member


    May 1, 2014
    I would first check and see if the charger works on another computer and if it dose then, I would bring the Macbook to the Apple store and have the reset the battery. :apple:realnanners
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's no such thing as "resetting the battery." Based on what the OP said, the problem is most likely with the charger or outlet, not the MacBook.
  5. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    It happens with my Macbooks (retina and white ones) when wall sockets are providing less power than they have to charge and keep the computer turned on. In this case, the charger light shuts off and the computers won't charge.

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