MacBook :: Plugged In And Connected But No Charging
Nov 6, 2010
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:
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache:3 MB
Bus Speed:800 MHz
Boot ROM Version:MB41.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system):1.31f0
Serial Number (system):W8823SXA0P1
Sudden Motion Sensor:
and here is the Power information:
Pack Lot Code:0002
PCB Lot Code:0000
Charge remaining (mAh):1833
Full charge capacity (mAh):4791
System Power Settings:
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
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
AC Charger Information:
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Model Information:Serial Number:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†9G022045SD3NBManufacturer:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†DPDevice name:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†bq20z451Pack Lot Code:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†0000PCB Lot Code:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†0000Firmware Version:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†0201Hardware Revision:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†0002Cell Revision:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†0164Charge Information:Charge remaining (mAh):¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1909Fully charged:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†NoCharging:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†NoFull charge capacity (mAh):¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†4790Health Information:Cycle count:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†636Condition:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†NormalBattery Installed:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†YesAmperage (mA):¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†-762Voltage (mV):¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†11308¬†
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