magsafe plugged in no led light and also saids not charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    This happened a few times now where the green led light would come on and charge just fine then all of a sudden the led light will be gone and then on the top where it should have a picture of a battery charging it saids not charging.. anyone else with this problem??
  2. mattingly macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Yeah! I have the same exact problem. I just unplug and plug it back in, sometimes that fixes it. If not that, then a reboot should definitely fix it. I believe it is something to do with the chip that controls the power/battery.

    EDIT: Also found this from another thread (Thanks OP) -
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006

    Man if its something in the logic board that controls the power management.. maybe I should get the mbp swapped out for a brand new one??
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    I've had this happen, usually after I've left it plugged in for a long time. Probably overheated. Does it happen after being used for a while or just randomly?
  5. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    I called Apple last week and the guy said it was the power adapter. He said to go into the Apple store and ask for a new one. He put a note under my account.
  6. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Randomly.. but it happened just 2 times.. and both times it saids not charging then I waited a bit and the green light comes back up and it charges and every other time the green light didnt come up the laptop charges fine.

    I tried to recreate this but never happens and just randomly occurs when I dont expect it.. also I tried to recreate it on a macbook for about 5 minutes of plugging it in and unplugging but dont see it happening on the macbook...

    I dont know I'm scared of the vertical line issues on the 15" macbook pro.. I think I"ll just keep what I have since it has no other issues..
  7. mattingly macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hmm, don't think it's the power adapter. Did the guy say it was a common issue with the power adapters?
  8. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Its definitely the macbook pro... I just tried plugging in and out from the macbook and the green led will always come on for the past 20 minutes!! and now I've plugged in and out the magsafe on the macbook pro and just after the 5th time no green led again! But it still charges fine.. I wonder whats causing this... and if its worth exchanging for just because of the no green led..?

    Also I used the 60W macbook magsafe and plugged in and out and it does the same thing on the macbook pro no green led.. but still charges.. I noticed it does this only when I unplug and plug in fast.. maybe it just doesnt catch up and the led gets confused and just the green led turns off??
  9. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  10. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Ok sometimes it wont even charge.. I know forsure there is something wrong with my macbook pro..

    this is very strange.. now the led light is not lighting up and while the brightness comes up as if it is charging.. if I go under about this mac and under power it saids connected but no to charging...

    I noticed that the magsafe pins are like spring like and pushes in and out.. maybe the pin on the macbook pro is different than the macbook?
  11. coocooforcocoap macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2007
    kathmandu, nepal
    personally, i went thru 2 bad ones before I got a good one, then i bought a backup/travel unit. my thought is that there is a production problem with the 85watt magsafe, both in the old part number and the new (a1222). good luck!
  12. pscoble macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    Yeah, Ive had this happen with all my Apple poweradapters at some point. I wouldn't worry just go get a new one. On a side note the MacBook and MacBook Pro pins should be the same.
  13. dogsbody macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2004
    Channel Islands
    If it's on a MacBook it could be the DC-In board or the battery connector & sleep light assembly. Relatively inexpensive / easy parts to replace and should be quick turnaround at any AASP. :eek:
  14. crimsonkid macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2008
  15. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Just get your macbook pro exchanged, I've never had these kind of problems.. just the green led light not showing up sometimes but charging is fine.

    For some reason the magsafe's green led light problem has not appeared once for the past couple of days.
  16. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    I think that you'll find that if the green light is dim, then there's also the 'battery not charging' message -- or at least that's the way it is in my case ( disconnecting/connecting the plug works so far).

    Anyways, what's the verdict? Is it a power adapter issue or a computer/battery issue?
  17. crimsonkid macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2008
    does anyone think that the battery not charging while plugged is an issue with the MBP or the adapter?

    i would really rather not have to sent it back, but i guess if it is an issue i will have too?:mad:
  18. angelitali macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    Solution found

    i've been having the same problem since last week, just found and tried one of the 7 methods i found from page and it works. problem of mine was simply dirty connector (#6)

    and here's the solution:
    Remove debris gently with a cotton swab or a soft bristle toothbrush which provides the strength, flexibility and precision to do this job. Be careful not to get any cotton fibers stuck in the pin receptacle.

    now the LED is lit and battery charging :)
  19. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Chapel Hill
    I just noticed my magsafe light was out. Been plugged in since last Tuesday. Twisted it a little and now orange light is on. menu now says 2:43 till full. WTF? The menu symbol symbol has always shown the plugged in symbol.
  20. mati89 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    Same thing if happening to me. I plug the magnetic connector to my macbook and no light is turn on. Also where the battery icon is, shows the battery with a connector symbol but not the electric symbol..and it says battery "is not charging"..but i figured that if i move a bit the connector (accommodate the plug) the light turns on and the battery starts charging. It is not big deal..but it is annoying...does somebody know if this is a problem magsafe problem or of my macbook's power dock?? Thanks
  21. bier-meister macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    This happened me at the weekend. But I couldn't get it to work again, kept playing around with it but no joy. I'm not sure if there was a power surge the night before as one of the fuses in a different room had tripped. But the charger was plugged into a double adaptor with a scanner and the scanner was fine.

    Took it to the apple store and they couldn't get it to work either. Had to buy a new one at €99 :(
  22. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    if you are at 95% battery capacity or above it wont charge, unless you unplug and plug back in. it is by design to save on charges. if you are below 95% battery capacity then it should charge, and if not i would call apple

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