My Battery Sometimes Doesn't Want To Charge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobber205, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Oregon
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    Problem: Occasionally, my macbook's battery will say it's charging and actually won't be. It stays at 0% for a long time.

    Other info: I thought it was my battery (laptop was 3 years old). Got a new battery. Issue did not go away. Got a new power supply. Did not go away.

    Ended up getting a unibody macbook pro. :) (We even ended up moving to a new house).

    Now still having the issue.

    The only thing I can think of is my power strip, which is the only thing that has stayed constant. Is it possible for the strip to be affecting the amount of watts my macbook(s) are getting and preventing it from properly charing the battery. I think it goes in and out, the battery picks up the slack and once it's empty the computer shuts down b/c there's no power at all for a second or two.

    Funny thing is I have a desktop PC on this same strip and it has never had issues with power.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    My friend's MacBook did that for a while... He just kept charging it and charging it then the percentage started to go up. Might be a fault of the OS displaying the wrong percentage...
     
  3. pcb macrumors member

    pcb

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    Oxford, Ohio
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    Yeah my 2006 MBP doesnt like to charge anymore

    I am on my third battery

    First went out after like 13months, of course out of warranty

    Second died after like 3months, replaced under battery warranty

    Third just does not like to charge

    I am assuming it is from the connection between the power cord and the computer because if I play with it (unplugging and replugging it) for twenty seconds or so it will start to charge.

    Yes its a pain in the you know where but whatever its not the end of the world.
     

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