No battery available it says

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JohnBreisch, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. JohnBreisch macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2006
    My macbook will not come on unless I have it plugged into the Power adapter. It will shut off as soon I unplug it. The battery is not showing up neither does it charge at all. What do I do? and is there anyway I can do something on my own to maybe make it work again?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    First, try re-seating the battery and then reset the SMC if that doesn't work.

  3. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    also w/ a barely damp cloth wipe down the connection areas that will touch. the dry thoroughly.
  4. mac-apricot macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    if you have a spare battery lying around you can try that see if you get the same result. If you do.. then try the above recommended things and if still nothing it could be a few things, mostly likely a bad DC board, (seen these go a few times). Hope this helps
  5. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    I was about to start a similar thread. This first happened a few months ago but would disappear after a reboot or a PMU reset (hold power button until LED flashes). Then it stopped helping. Apple care sent me a new battery. That worked for about 1 month and now its happening again except the PMU reset does not help at all and if the power adapter comes undone the macbook instantly turns off. I AM NOT PLEASED>
  6. theheyes macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2006
    My MacBook had the same problem. I took it to the apple shop and they said they could either replace the battery or take the laptop away for testing. I told them to test it and it came back with a new battery.

    Its best to take it back to rule out a faulty laptop.
  7. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    If it happens again i am going to start to ask for a new laptop. Once is acceptable. Twice is freaking annoying 3 times is unacceptable.

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