MacBook :: Computer Turn On When Plugged In But Not Charging
Mar 28, 2010
I have a black macbook. My computer wouldn't turn on, so I plugged it in and turned it on. I noticed that it said "Not Charging". I figured it would go away and start charging. I closed the computer and came back an hour later, and the light on the charger was still green and not amber. Why will my computer only turn on when plugged directly in, and why won't my battery charge? Do I need to get a new charger or a new battery.
My white MacBook is not charging when plugged in. And if I take out the cord, the computer dies. I noticed this right after I had made a flight on an airplane so I'm assuming something happened while on the flight, even though I had my computer with me the whole time, and inside the case. I tried using compressed air to try and blow out any debris that might have got into the little charger port, but no luck.
My macbook is plugged into the charger, and the green light on the charger is on, but my computer says "not charging" in the top right. i've checked the charger with another computer, and it works, as well as turn off my computer, and turning it back on.
I have been using my 13" MBP with a monitor for the past few months now and I just noticed that sometimes I look up at the battery status and it is plugged in and it says in parentheses not charging. I press the button on the side of the MBP and it indicates it is at about 80%. I left the MBP at home all day plugged in and I was wondering if it is doing its own battery maintenance or what.
In the last few months I have been having trouble charging my Macbook (Early 2008). My computer is about 2 and a half years old. When I plug in my Macbook with the MagSafe power adapter, the little light that is supposed to show up green or red usually does not show up at all. Sometimes the light shows up green when it is not fully charged. Also, when my Macbook is plugged in, it does not usually start charging, though the charge on the battery will stay static. For example, I have been using my Macbook for the last 3 hours. Even though it's plugged in, the charge on the battery is still at 38%. I have tried shutting down my computer, popping out the battery, and then putting the battery back in. This allowed me to start charging my computer one time, but it obviously did not fix the problem. One time I held my Macbook and shook it up and down a couple of times, and when I plugged it in again, it started charging. Here is my hardware information:
Hardware Overview: Model Name:MacBook Model Identifier:MacBook4,1 Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed:2.4 GHz Number Of Processors:1 Total Number Of Cores:2 L2 Cache:3 MB Memory:2 GB Bus Speed:800 MHz Boot ROM Version:MB41.00C1.B00 SMC Version (system):1.31f0 Serial Number (system):W8823SXA0P1 Hardware UUID:9925BAB9-883A-5871-ADB9-71AD1063C304 Sudden Motion Sensor: State:Enabled
and here is the Power information: Battery Information: Model Information: Serial Number:DP-ASMB016-38ba-2f09 Manufacturer:DP Device name:ASMB016 Pack Lot Code:0002 PCB Lot Code:0000 Firmware Version:0110 Hardware Revision:0500 Cell Revision:0200 Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh):1833 Fully charged:No Charging:No Full charge capacity (mAh):4791
Health Information: Cycle count:58 Condition:Good Battery Installed:Yes Amperage (mA):0 Voltage (mV):11555 System Power Settings:
AC Power: System Sleep Timer (Minutes):15 Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):10 Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):5 Automatic Restart On Power Loss:No Wake On AC Change:No Wake On Clamshell Open:Yes Wake On LAN:Yes Display Sleep Uses Dim:Yes
Battery Power: System Sleep Timer (Minutes):5 Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):10 Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):1 Wake On AC Change:No Wake On Clamshell Open:Yes Display Sleep Uses Dim:Yes Reduce Brightness:Yes
Hardware Configuration: UPS Installed:No AC Charger Information: Connected:Yes Charging:No
I bought my macbook exactly two weeks ago (tomorrow) and I'm already starting to have problems. My battery is currently at 10% when not plugged in but then when I plug it in it won't charge. What is wrong with it?
I'm not sure if this is should be in hardware or software, so I apologize if this is in the wrong catagory. I have a "5,1" Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook 2.0 Ghz 2 gb RAm
I just replaced the stock 160gb hard drive with a 500 gb Seagate. Everything is working perfectly except for one odd issue: While plugged in, the MacBook says it is charging normally and appears to actually be doing so. However, when I unplug it, it shows the plug icon on the battery as it does at 100% charge and says "(Not Charging)". Power management wise it also behaves as if it is plugged in. So, as you can imagine that is quite annoying as it doesn't dim / sleep when it should if left sitting and I can't see my battery % when it is unplugged. I have looked EVERYWHERE on the net to no avail. The MacBook is no longer under warranty so no dice there. I have also checked my energy settings as well as reset the SMC.
I just noticed that my when I got my macbook plugged in, it's not charging. The icon is the one you got when it's plugged in (with the little fork-shaped thing in the middle), but instead of it saying 'charging' like when the battery isn't full, or 'charged', when it is, it just says 'Not Charging'. It's like it can see the magsafe connector inside, but the juice isn't coming through to the battery, even though the computer itself is powered by the charger since when I click on the power symbol I get 'Power source: Power adapter'.
Also, the magsafe connector itself isn't lit. It used to be green for a bit, but a much weaker green than normal, and before that it wasn't even lit--I've tried with three different wall outlets, one of which was outside my house where I usually use it (it was in a starbucks). Also, when I disconnected the magsafe to get a reading for the battery, it was only 1:35, even though the magsafe light was green (albeit a weak green). If it matters, I'm running 10.5.3. The macbook is still fairly new, bought mid-december, all updates current as I got it set to checking daily and install the minute I get the notice.
I accidentally left it on while I was doing some chores. When I came back it was dead (no battery). So I plugged in the charger and it immediately turned bright green when its supposed to be orange first, right? MacBook says (Not Charging) but power source: power adapter, green light is on, on the Magsafe. It's running by the power source because the battery is at 0%. I've had the charger plugged in for less than/about an hour and the 0% still hasn't changed. (Not Charging) is still there too. I bought my Macbook last August 2009, so it's not even a year old.
My Macbook is old (2008) but until today has worked perfectly.My battery ran down very low and today I have switched it on but I can only do so with the mains charger plugged in. The green light is on inidcating power but my battery icon says "Not Charging" and then as soon as I remove the plug the Macbook just dies immediately.†
I have a macbook and I have been using it just fine with my nikon l120 camera up until now. I have a bunch of photos and videos from a trip that I need to upload, today. Now when I plug in my camera...it doesn't show up anywhere on my computer! It does however show that it is charging because it blinks when it is connected.
My magsafe 2 is plugged in but the light's not on. My battery status shows it plugged in, but says "battery is not charging."
I've reset the SMC several times and have been able to get it to work again, sometimes after going through the process several times. Sometimes the yellow light stays on even after I unplug the magsafe.
It all started this evening where I plugged my adapter into my macbook to charge. Instead of the usual bright orange light, it was a very dim orange and was barely visible and flickers occasionally. When plugged in, it stated "Not Charging". After awhile, I decided to try again but this time it was a dim green. Still not charging. I tried airing it for a bit, and tried again. This time it didn't light up at all. Just a while ago, I realized it was able to charge again (Bright Orange). However, I noticed it never seemed to turn green so I tested it out by removing my battery.
Even after removing, the lights below the battery were on and moving as if it was still charging. (Hope you understand what I mean). After a while it stopped though. So I tried draining my battery. It went till about 3hrs (at 100% its 4hrs) and I tried charging it again. Immediately after connecting it, the display went to show "Fully charged" with the bright green light. I disconnected it and it stayed at 100% for a while before changing to 90%. Sometimes it works perfectly while other times it just decides to go bonkers. I will try using a diff adapter tomorrow to see if the problem is in the adapter. (Probably is)
I bought this MacBook Pro 13 inch, Intel Core i5 in June 2011 and it is Early 2011 model and today I am charging my battery and it plugged in and it wont charge. I have had it where the screen goes black and the plug wont show a light and it wont charge. The condition of the battery is Replace Soon. I dont know what it is. ¬†
I have an early 2008 Macbook and it's been running pretty good up until this afternoon.¬† Now I'm having what is apparently not all that uncommon a problem, where my laptop will only remain turned on for as long as my laptop is plugged in. The second I remove the charger it turns off, and it won't turn back on again until I plug the charger in again. I had bought a replacement battery not all that long ago so I'm not sure if that would be the issue. It could be related that last night I installed more RAM into my laptop. I say could be because I was using the laptop NOT plugged in for the rest of the night and most of the this morning without any problems. It wasn't until this afternoon when I started using my laptop again that the problem arose.¬†Could this be a delayed reaction to the RAM installation or is it just a coincidence and there's a problem with my battery?¬†
Here's the info from System Profiler:
Battery Information: Model Information:¬†Manufacturer:¬†SMP¬† Device name:ASMB016¬† Pack Lot Code:¬†0000¬† PCB Lot Code:¬†0000¬†Firmware Version:¬†0110 Hardware Revision:¬†0200¬† Cell Revision:¬†0102¬† Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh):¬†4898 Fully charged:¬†No¬† Charging:¬†Yes¬† Full charge capacity (mAh):¬†4926 Health Information: Cycle count:¬†282¬† Condition:¬†Normal¬† Battery Installed:¬†Yes¬† Amperage (mA):¬†2123¬† Voltage (mV):¬†¬†12198¬†
My mac book pro wont turn on nothing except i hear sound inside it thats only when i bring it close to my year thats it and the¬† light for the charger is very dim i have changed the charger and its the same thing.
Last night I was watching some videos on my computer and noticed that the fans were spinning, because it was pretty hot. Next thing I know the laptop just shut off. I didn't think to much of it because I just assumed the battery dided and needed to be recharged.
Well now I go to restart my Laptop and it will not turn on even with the laptop plugged in. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Is my laptop dead, what happened?
About a month ago I bought one of the new Macbook Pros, a 15 inch i7 version with highres matte screen.This morning I went to turn on my computer and I thought I had turned it off last night, but it turns out that I hadn't, so when I hit the start button it woke up and then promptly shut off. I haven't been able to get it to turn on since. Absolutely nothing happens when I push the start button, whether I have it plugged into battery power or not.
I let my new mbp(mid 2012) battery run down. It was on, I walked away for one minute and came back and the mbp was shut down. I plugged in charger and the mbp won't turn on at all. I got it on Tuesday so it is brand new.
About a month ago, the battery on my Macbook (the black one) started to get worse and worse, to the point where it would work if plugged into the charger, but would automatically turn off if disconnected.¬†After much research, I bought a replaceable battery (not through Apple, but not through a sketchy website either) in hopes it would bring my laptop to some life.¬†
The new battery is now doing to same thing as before. Working if plugged in, automatically turning off if disconnected, and always shows that it is at 0% charge.¬†Is there anything else I can do? I know I'm due for a new laptop, but I'd really like to keep this one around for just a few more months!¬†
I was launching my sims game when I plugged in my portable charger in my MacBook Pro. As soon as I plugged it in, I heard a tiny poof and next thing I know the screen turned black. I held down the power button like I normally would and it wouldn't work. when I plug in the charger, there is a faint green light.
I have two usb hdds connected to a usb hub. I've never had any issue with it(the hub). After I installed the last update 10.7.3 everytime I restart my computer if I have the hub (with all my hdds and other devices) connected to my computer, the computer won't boot. It get up to the white screen (before the loading wheel). If I unplug the usb cable it starts booting inmediately.
I got my computer yesterday, it's a iBook G4 OS X 10.5.8. The charger worked fine until around six o' clock. Then it wouldn't charge. We switched the power pack and it worked for an hour or so, and then the same thing. What can I do? I CANNOT take it to be fixed.