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Jun 25, 2014

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.

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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
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Battery Information:
Model Information:
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Manufacturer:DP
Device name:ASMB016
Pack Lot Code:0002
PCB Lot Code:0000
Firmware Version:0110
Hardware Revision:0500
Cell Revision:0200
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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:
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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:
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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

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AC Charger Information:
Connected:Yes
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