Macbook will not turn on/ won't charge

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dandonny, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. dandonny macrumors newbie

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    hey guys,

    i have had this problem for a few weeks now where i cannot turn on my laptop.
    i go to the back to check if there is any battery left and only one green light flashes(no power). when i plug in my charger no orange light pops up but a green light does which just makes no sense because the battery is flat. It is not the charger though because i have tried my dad's macbook charger which doesn't seem to work either. Also the computer is un-usable atm because it also does not work when a charger is pugged in.

    I think the problem must be to do with the battery and am thinking about replacing, but i would like to know what everybody else thinks before i go spending my money on a battery that may not fix my problem?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

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    Unlikely to be the battery so I would not buy a new one......

    Take the battery out and connect the charger and it will turn green but presumably it wont start up ?

    Sounds like a logicboard fault. The battery charging circuitry is on the main logicboard.

    The fact that it wont startup also sound like another logicboard fault although it could be a faulty topcase to logicboard ribbon cable.......
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

    Pay particular attention to the section on "CHARGING".
     
  4. dandonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still not working

    hey guys,

    thanks for the replies.
    the weirdest thing happened 5 days ago, i went to show somebody what the problem was and it suddenly turned on, i didn't even press the on button. the computer was magically fixed, and it was now able to charge. the computer worked for the next day perfectly normal.
    the next day when i go to turn it on the same problem was there(it will not turn on). although now it has full battery.
    i have no idea what is going on and it is still broken 3 days later.
    if anybody knows or has an idea what is wrong could you please get back to me,
    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Now it definitely sounds like some kind of logic board issue.
    Is it possible to take it into an Apple Store?
     
  6. dandonny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i can take it into an apple store but just a bit short on money n it costs $75 just for them to have a look at it!
    if it is to do with the logicboard, how much do you think it would set me back to fix?

    Thanks
     
  7. tug macrumors 6502

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    hey, they shouldn't charge you for just looking, they only charge if they have to work on it. hope it turns out ok for you though.
     

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