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 reset my MacBook Air yesterday and have plugged my iPhone 5 into the USB port. It did not show up in devices and I am unable to sync it. I have rebooted both devices several times and used two different USB leads and have seen no difference. How can I get my iPhone to show up in iTunes on my mac?¬†
I am using version 10.8.5 of OS X on my MacBook but am not quite sure what I was using before the reset.
Why can't iTunes establish a connection when it is plugged in? How can I transfer pictures and music if it refuses to connect.I have restarted, checked date and time formats, updated all software, etc.The MacBook connects fine with my iPad through iTunes.†
I use my MBP 15" (the new one), as my primary machine in my office. I sit by my best usually 10-12hrs a day working on it.
I am trying to figure out what is best to do, keep the AC plugged in or have it un-plugged and only plug it in when the battery is drained (or less then 50%)? I have tried different experiments, plugged in, not-plugged and time is about the same for life of the battery. The true question is, how is is best to do it for the health of the battery.
My Modem and Airport Extreme are upstairs and my Express is downstairs connected to my Xbox 360 via ethernet but my xbox keeps telling me that there is no connection. The express is the older (B/G) version. Any tips on how to get it running?
Configuration: I have the latest iMac running Mountian Lion. I connect via WiFi to a Linksys modem that is connected to my ISP's WiFI modem which connects to a tower a few miles away which, in turn, connects to the ISP's processors somewhere nearby. ¬†
On the network diagnostics Network status¬† there are indicators for WiFi, WiFi settings, Network Settings, ISP, Internet and server.¬†
Occasionally the internet and server indicators go to yellow and then red resulting in no connection. I have reset the Linksys, the ISP WiFi modem, both and it does not seem to make any difference. Eventually the Internet and Server indicators return to green and the connection is restored. When they are yellow or red, it affects all processors in the house (iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad, iPod, etc).
The internal modem in my PowerBook Pro (mid 2010) shows up as "not connected" in the Network pane of system preferences, but I can't figure out how to get it to connect. When I enter my phone number and click the connect button, I get an error message: "Network Connection The communication device selected for your connection does not exist. Verify your settings and try reconnecting."¬†Say what? It says it exists in the System Preferences, shows it in the list on the left. How can it not exist?¬†
I recently purchased (as in days ago) a refurbished 13" Macbook Pro. I just noticed today that my wireless connection on my Macbook Pro has been losing it's connection about every other 2-3 minutes. I was on iChat with a buddy this morning, and I must have been disconnected and then reconnected about 8 times in 20 minutes. I first thought it must have been a problem with iChat. That said, I have sat here looking at my screen for the past ten minutes, and I have seen the Airport wireless indicator disconnect and then reconnect again at least three times in the past ten minutes.
I have AT&T U-Verse Service, and I am forced to use their provided 2WIRE router. That said, I have had no problems with any other device that uses the wireless connection, from my iPhone to my PS3. I work from home and have my HP laptop literally sitting right next to my Macbook, and it has not disconnected once from the same wireless connection, whereas my Macbook has literally disconnected at least 20 times.
I just plugged headphones into the headphone port on my iMac(dual core 2.4) I went to system preferences, sound, then output and only the internal speakers show up. I rebooted the machine and still, same thing.
I tried the same headphones on the eMac sitting next to it, and it worked just fine. Still confused about the iMac
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.
I have had my MacBook Pro since May 2007. It has been working fine up until a few months ago. I will have nearly full, or fully battery and the computer will turn off, and will not turn back on unless I plug the charger in. If the charger is unplugged for 5 minutes, the computer completely shuts down. So basically I cannot use the computer unless it is plugged in. It is starting to become a pain because sometimes I need it when I am in a place without an outlet.
Just wondering, whenever I use my macbook unibody at home, I have it plugged in most of the time. When I take it to school, I don't bring my plug. When I go to sleep, I generally unplug it and put the macbook to sleep. Should I keep it plugged in even though I closed the lid whilst I sleep during the night? Or should I keep unplugged it every night when I close the lid?Also, I do calibrate my battery once a month. its at 93% after 43 cycles.
My 2.4ghz i5 MBP runs a lot better when using discrete graphics. Minimizing and maximizing windows, scrolling, opening folders etc... all run smoother with the 330M. Is there a way to always run the 330M when plugged in, and switch to automatic graphics switching when unplugged? This would be the perfect solution for me.
I recently upgraded my last-gen macbook to a macbook pro 13". I have a feeling there's something wrong with the battery however. On my old Macbook, whenever i let the battery drain completely (After I got the 10 minute warning message), the macbook went into hibernation until I plugged it in. However, on my Macbook pro, whenever I do the same it doesn't go into hibernation. Is there something wrong with my battery or have apple changed how this works?
My MacBook is about a year old. It has never had a problem with power or battery issues before, but now if it is not plugged in, it will work for a little bit and then randomly shut down (even with a full charge).
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.
Macbook Pro always thinks that it is plugged in, even when it is not.¬† When actually plugged in it says charging, and when I unplug it then it shows the plug symbol and says Power Source: Power Adapter.¬†
I tired reseting the PRAM, and doing the thing where you turn it off, unplug for 10 seconds, plug in for 5 seconds then power on, not sure what else I can do, and if it is an internal issue with the Magsafe if it is covered by AppleCare.¬†
I have an older Powerbook Apple MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.16GHz 15" (2006) -¬† A1150 that has been working fine but all of a sudden today developed a problem where it will not start with the adapter plugged in, but will start fine on battery alone. However, once started, if the adapter is plugged in it immediately powers down. I suspected the adapter and tried a known good one and it has the same issue.
I have a late 2010 macbook air 11 inch. The battery condition is normal and about has 650 cycles. The light on my charger is green and my computer only stays on when the charger is plugged in. When I unplug it the computer just turns off and my battery says its not charging and that the power source is the adapter. Do I need a new one or is this fixable?
Info: MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), late 2010 model
I just bought the new MBP 13" 'cause I'm gonna need it for college, but since I'll also use it as "personal computer", for web browsing, playing music and movies, I'll probably have to charge every day. My question is: if I got home and my MBP is dead, I plug it in and use it, when the battery is fully charged, I have to unplug it or I can use it for the night (still plugged in) and just unplug it the next day for school?
Is it somehow harmful to my battery life? And by the way, I've read that "discharge the battery" means just use at least until the 50%, is that right? So if I charge it just when it's about 40%, I just need to recalibrate once a month, and that's all fine, right?
My wife and I always leave our MBP plugged up when we are near a charger. This morning the MBP had been plugged up all night, but the battery was dead. I noticed the light was out on the charger so I went to take it out, but when I touched it it turned red indicating that it was now charging. It turns out it is very finicky and randomly stops charging. Anybody else had problems with their charger? It will be Thursday before I have a chance to get to the Apple store.
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