magsafe led problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by luke76, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. luke76 macrumors newbie

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    The led green on my magsafe turns off occasionally after plugin. (full charge)

    I just noticed that the led doesn't completely turn off, it just gets very faint.
    After it's charged unplug and plug in it works.
    Never had any problems not charging...the charging works fine.

    what's the problem?
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    It's not normal. Do a search on this forum, there're at least two threads on this.
     
  3. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I've had this happen once on my new Macbook, as well. I think it was just maybe a bit loose or something.
     
  4. luke76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reading on the web the problem seems the motherboard and not the magsafe....:(
     
  5. Twenty5 macrumors regular

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    hmmm i have had this problem as well.... just recently though... have no idea what is causing it.
     
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

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    Really? Have any links?
     
  7. bonesboom macrumors member

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    I had a problem with my charger, ended up I couldn't even turn my Macbook on... went into the Apple Store, they tested it and gave me a new one for free - even though my warranty had ended.
     
  8. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    been having the same troubles, thought i just had a faulty magsafe cord
     
  9. iViking macrumors 6502

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    I had this issue on the Macbook that I returned for other issues.
     
  10. luke76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did not understand whether the problem is magsafe or macbook
     
  11. lxuser macrumors newbie

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    I also have this problem, but have noticed it while the laptop was on, and for me at least, the laptop was still being charged and running off AC power, even though the light was dimmed. I just unplugged, and plugged back in and it gets bright again. this did just start happening maybe two weeks ago, this is coming from a early 2008 whitebook 2.4ghz and magsafe
     
  12. luke76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a question...could be an leopard update (firmware/software)
     
  13. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    It could be a loose or stuck pin on the magsafe adaptor.
     
  14. luke76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Strange, do it occasionally and happens to many people
     

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