Not charging, unless battery is at 0%

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RRmalvado, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    I have an issue with a 13" 2010 MacBook Pro.

    The laptop itself works fine, however, it does not charge unless the battery is completely dead (0%). Once it gets to that point I can definitely charge it back to 100% and there are no issues. On that same token, I have tried different chargers and different outlets just to make sure.

    When it is, let's say 80% charged, if I plug in the charger the light does not come on.

    Anything I can do besides taking it to the Apple Store in the morning?
     
  2. Bossboss macrumors member

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    I wouldn't let it get to 0%. That could damage the battery and shorten its life. Just take it to the apple store.
     
  3. tungo529 macrumors member

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    What boss said.

    You can also try a battery calibration once, don't know how much it will help but your battery seems problem specific. Apple store is your best bet.
     
  4. 3lackwater macrumors newbie

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    Try resetting the PMU (now called SMC):

    1.- Shut down the mbp
    2.- Plug it to the magsafe
    3.- Press and hold (left) shift+ctrl+cmd and the power button all at the same time
    4.- Release all buttons at a time and power on normally.
     
  5. RRmalvado thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just tried this but it was unsuccessful.
    Thank you though.
     

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