MacBook Pro :: Runs And Starts When Charger Is Plugged In?

Jun 22, 2014

it only runs with the charger and also when I plugged in it starts automatically. The battery icon indicates that it has an 83% of the battery remaining. I don't know how it could happen and I would like to know if there is anything I can do because take it to repair it will be time consuming and I need for my job. The software is OS X 10.9.3 

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Macbook Not Charging / Only Runs When Plugged Into Mains

Feb 12, 2012

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.†

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Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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Apr 22, 2010

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Apr 1, 2012

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Sep 7, 2009

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Mar 11, 2012

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 

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Dec 9, 2014

I have Windows installed on my MacBook. A few days ago. My MacBook showed a black screen . I plugged it into my charger and it works fine, once I unplugged it shows that the computer is on but shows a black screen. Another issue is that only windows is working. I cannot even logon to OS

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Jun 26, 2010

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.

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Sep 2, 2014

I purchased a MacBook a couple of days ago and it has been fine. However, today I've realised that the back of it at the bottom is getting really hot, even when the charger is not plugged in. I am not using powerful apps either.Sometimes it can almost be too hot to touch for more than a couple of seconds. This happens on any surface, whether it's on my wooden desk or not.

The back getting hot also heats up the rest of the Mac to some extent. does it need seeing to and if so will I be charged?

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Dec 4, 2014

I have been using my MacBook pro for a lot of film editing and motion graphics. Recently, I noticed that my battery kept going down, even when charging. I thought nothing on it and kept using it. After around 4 hours, the battery went from 90% to 23% WHILE plugged in. This got me nervous. When I plug in the MagSafe charger, the light comes on and I get the "charging" symbol in my toolbar. The light turns orange and then, after a few minutes, the power starts to go down instead of up. 

The laptop does charge, but only when I am running no application, when the screen is shut or when the laptop is powered off. Bear in mind that right now, I am on Firefox, that is the only application open, yet the charge is still going down. I assumed it was because I was using Premiere CS6, After Effects CS6 and Cinema4D, but now even when they are not open, the batter will not charge when I am using the laptop. 

I am currently only running Firefox and Finder. Now the laptop is charging as usual. However the second I open up Premiere, After Effects etc, it goes down.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2012 edition

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Nov 20, 2010

Whenever my MacBook has the charger in, there's constant 'drone' of bass from the subwoofer that my laptop is connected to, but as soon as I take the charger out the noise stops. Is there any way to stop this from happening (ie moving the cables round?) or is it just something I'll have to live with?

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MacBook Pro :: External Speaker Buzz When Charger Plugged In

Apr 19, 2009

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Apr 28, 2012

I recently bought a late 2011 15" macbook pro. Lately it emits a single beep every 5 minutes while it's running charger power. It emits the beep whilst charging and when the battery is full and the charger is still in. I've done a hardware test which didn't detect any hardware problems. The battery appears to be in good health and so does the charger.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Charger Buzzes When Plugged Into The Adapter Converter?

Jun 12, 2012

Im in England currently (From the USA) and am using a "DYNEX" converter adapter to switch the electric current down so I can plug in/charge my Macbook Pro and iPad.  It works, however the charger buzzes pretty loudly and gets hot. I brought two, one started smelling like melted plastic and stopped charging altogether. That particular charger has faulted at home before (back in the USA), so I'm not sure if it died because of the converter or because it's just faulty.  

I have plugged in the newer charger and it also buzzes, but I'm really worried to keep it plugged in because I don't want it to fault out too. Is it normal for it to buzz like that when plugged into a converter adapter?  

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MacBook Pro

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Jun 15, 2012

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.

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MacBook
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Jul 1, 2014

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.

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Aug 5, 2010

So I just got hold of a few of these new battery chargers from Apple and I'm just wondering if these are meant to stay plugged in the wall, even after the green light goes off. Does the light going off mean that the batteries will no longer draw power from the power outlet and that it is safe to assume power will continue to be consumed? Or is it preferred that I plug and unplug the charger only when needed to avoid any, unnecessary, extra power consumption?

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Jun 14, 2012

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! 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Oct 17, 2009

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.

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Sep 28, 2008

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Aug 11, 2010

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Jan 26, 2009

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Oct 20, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: On Idle, Fan Runs At 2K RPM Only?

Dec 5, 2009

I just bought a 13 inches alum macbook pro...I'm wondering why does it run @ 2K rpm even when my comp is freezing ( like 25C)...I used to own a white macbook and most of the times it was running @ 1K..Never saw my new macbook with less than 2K rpm...With 2K, I can hear the fans so it's a little annoying

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Mar 22, 2012

I've had my MacBook Pro for a little less than a year and it has 4gb of ram but i have never seem my computer have even 2gb of ram available. With Safari up and itunes it almost consumes all the ram, is this normal? I don't believe it should be. Do i have too much crap on my computer?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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MacBook :: Fan Runs All The Time?

Apr 10, 2012

My fan seems to run all the time and I don't know why. I have a white macbook.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Runs Slow And Uses A Lot Of RAM?

Dec 2, 2014

Problem description: My computer is using a lot of RAM. Wondering if there’s a hardware issue, or a software issue, or something else. I currently have no programs open in the Doc, besides EntreCheck. and the RAM is showing about 75% used. What I can do to speed it up and make it more functional, and efficient for doing design work. I recently upgraded from the original 4GB RAM (2x2GB), and from the original HD to a 512 GB SSD drive, and upgraded to Yosemite. Perhaps that was too much for this machine?

I have a recent back-up, I'm open to saving user files and starting from scratch with the current hardware, etc... but would need some direction on how to do this. I did upgrade myself using Apple provided instructions.  

Here are the EntreCheck results:  

EtreCheck version: 2.0.11 (98)
Report generated December 2, 2014 at 12:45:57 PM EST 
Hardware Information:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) (Verified)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,1
    1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core

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Info:
MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Dec 29, 2009

I have seen this question answered before but can't find it in the archives. Almost immediately after starting to use the laptop the fan starts running and doesn't quit until you put it back to sleep or turn it off. Any ideas on why this is happening and is it harmful to the computer in the long run?

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Laptops :: MacBook Runs Hot When Using Windows

Aug 15, 2010

When I made the switch to the Mac world with a MacBook Pro, I needed to replace my old Microsoft Money for simple small business functions. I tried a number of Mac programs, and all were lacking. Fortora came close, but definitely no cigar. So I installed Windows 7 to permit me to run Quicken. Despite all the strong negative reviews, this program works well and is far ahead of all Mac financial software. Since I use Windows only for Quicken and for Audible Site, since iTunes does not play nice with my Sansa Clip.

I didn't want to divide up my 4 MB of RAM using virtualization software. So I use Boot Camp, and this solution works well for me. What was immediately obvious was that my Mac Book runs very hot when using Windows, where I do little more than use Quicken. So hot that I dare not set my machine on my lap. As soon as I reboot to the Mac OS, the machine cools down. My impression, although I have not really tested this, is that the battery also runs down faster on the Windows side.

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