white macbook charging issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sam.constable, May 12, 2013.

  1. sam.constable macrumors newbie

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    Hi there.
    i have a charging problem with my 2009 non uni-body white macbook. Ill try explain this best i can. when my macbooks battery drops to say 30% or lower and i place it on charge it will show the amber charging light. If i then do something like watch a youtube video, open more then one tab in my browser, open a program etc the charger will then completely stop charging. the amber light goes blank and my macbook says it is not charging. i then have to turn the charger off and then on at the power outlet for it to start charging again but once again if i do something it will stop again. Ive had this issue for a while but i have adapted to avoid it by not letting the batter go too low. but i would like to solve this issue if possible as it becomes very frustrating. also i have replaced the battery and charger so it is an issue within the computer itself.
    Any help appreciated.
    cheers, Sam.
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    #2
    First step with power issues is to reset the SMC. remove battery after shutting down. Hold down power button for 5 seconds. Put battery back in and then start up.
     
  3. sam.constable thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi,
    thanks for the reply. i have reset it but it still isnt working :(
     

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