MacBook :: Battery Won't Charge - Getting "Not Charging" In The Menu Bar Battery Status?

Jul 1, 2012

I have a Mac 10.6.8 running Snow Leopard. My battery won't charge: all I get is "Not Charging" in the menu bar battery status; the power adapter doesn't light up either. It's not a problem with the battery—when I put my battery in my friend's MacBook, it worked just fine. His battery, however, wouldn't charge either when it was in my computer. I have tried resetting the SMC several times, following the instructions exactly. I've reset the PRAM, run disk repair, and fixed disk permissions. I don't have the money to take it to a repairman—even if I did, I need my computer every day for work.  

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Charge Battery / Charging Stucks At 99 Percent With Service Battery

Aug 20, 2010

I calibrated my battery for the first time since Dec. When I plugged it in this morning, it took 3 hours to charge all the way, and now it's stuck on 99% full, 0:00 till completely charged, and I'm getting an error when I click on the battery in the menu bar that says "Service Battery". When I click on the error, it tells me that it may not be functioning properly and to take it to an authorized apple service retailer. Before I waste 2 hours by going to the Apple store and back, has anyone else had this problem, and is there a way to fix it without having it looked at?

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Feb 15, 2009

My aluminum unibody MacBook is plugged in to the power adapter and the light on the adapter is green. The battery status indicator says "Not Charging." What do I do?

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OS X :: MacBook Pro Battery Charge Status At 97 Percent

Dec 22, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Magsafe 2 Is Plugged In But Battery Status Is Not Charging

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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Jun 19, 2014

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Windows On Mac :: Battery Status Display - Plugged In Not Charging

Dec 28, 2010

I just installed windows 7 on my macbook with bootcamp and when I run it on just the battery it says "plugged in not charging".

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Charge Full Battery / Charging Stops At 70%

Dec 19, 2010

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Of course my battery is old, but it should work until 00%... not stop at 70%. Before I spend like 100$ (that is what a macbook pro battery costs here in Mexico) I'm willing to try anything...

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Apr 29, 2010

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Applications :: IStat Menu Makes Battery Go Out Of Charge Any Faster?

Dec 1, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Stops Charging At 96% And Says That Battery Is Fully Charged?

Jun 22, 2012

This never used to happen before. Only suddenly. Why is this happening? Is it something to worry about?

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Is Not Charging / System Report Says That There Is No Battery Installed

Aug 31, 2014

My screen suddenly went dark.  I was connected and at 100%, however, now the battery is not charging.  The system report says that there is no battery installed. I am hearing "white noise" also.

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MacBook Air :: Apple's Battery Is Removable - Battery Hold No Sufficient Charge

Mar 14, 2009

If you look at apple's battery life page it states the MBA battery is removable, I thought it wasn't supposed to be?Battery Lifespan For Apple notebooks with removable batteries ? such as the MacBook, MacBook Air, and 15-inch MacBook Pro ? a properly maintained battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 300 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.

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MacBook :: Battery No Longer Holds Long Charge / Worth Pursuing A Replacement Battery?

Jun 2, 2009

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The battery has 149 cycles on it, which is obviously high (and correct, I use the hell out of it). With it still being in warranty, is it worth pursuing a replacement battery? Will Apple tell me to go take a hike with the high cycle counts?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Charge Complete Battery / Service The Battery?

Nov 15, 2010

been using my older MBP with windows 7 for a while and have never notice oddies with the battery until now. Then recently after replacing the failed HD and re-installing Snow Leopard on my 2007 MBP, the battery panel is telling me "Service Battery"; it's battery health according to coconutBattery is fair for it's age (50%).

the unit (battery) has been replaced previously due to being considered 'under performing'. Is Snow Leopard trying to encurate it's users to replace the battery more frequently? If not, does anyone know why this appears? I'm at lost, since it appears to work fine, if not charging completely.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Charge Battery / Battery Completely Dead?

May 20, 2010

I just want to make sure nothing else is wrong with my Macbook..have never replaced the battery in 3+ years...Always says not charging and once the magsafe is removed Pro shuts completely dead battery the only problem..?

Battery Information:

Model Information:
Serial Number:Sony-ASMB012-3856-4ebc
Device name:ASMB012
Pack Lot Code:0000
PCB Lot Code:0000
Firmware Version:0110
Hardware Revision:0500
Cell Revision:0303
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh):0
Fully charged:Yes
Full charge capacity (mAh):0
Health Information:
Cycle count:218
Condition:Check Battery
Battery Installed:Yes
Amperage (mA):0
Voltage (mV):10209

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MacBook :: Unable To Charge Battery / Service Battery Message

Jul 20, 2010

So, I randomly clicked on my battery and noticed this "Service Battery" message. I had never seen it before. Obviously, this isn't a good thing. My Mac is 3 and a half years old so I'm not surprised this message poped up. So, I opened Coconut Battery and noticed my current battery capacity is at 65%. Even though charger says it's green, my battery isn't even charging. Should I make an appointment with Apple? My AppleCare expired so i'll have to buy a new battery when the time comes. I'm sure they're not cheap, either.

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Mar 19, 2009

recently got hold of a Macbook Pro, Core Duo 2Ghz , all is working fine no issues except the battery does not Charge what so ever it was Supplied with a 60W Power Brick , but i have since found out thats not sufficiant for a Macbook Pro .. but also came Across A Problem in System Profiler ,

Specificly the Part that deals with Power,now the battery charges fine in another Macbook Pro, so i know its not that battery as the person told me ,Here's what it says in AC Charger Information

Wattage (W):0
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Apr 22, 2012

My 2008 MacBook's battery finally died.  I have purchased 2 new batteries and neither of them will take a charge.

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Jul 7, 2009

I have had my macbook for just 6 the beginning it was perfect with a very good battery life.Now at 99% charge (as it refuses to finish charge to 100%) It now says 10:00 where the battery time is and last less than 30mins.

Also its charge capacity is JUST 708 !!!!It was over 4000 just 6 months ago.Im sure my battery is on its last legs, anybody know if I am entitled to a free one?

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh):708
Fully charged:No
Full charge capacity (mAh):708
Health Information:
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Aug 20, 2014

Just bought a new 15 inch retina MBP. My question is...should I immediately charge the battery or let it run to zero first and then charge it? Does it even matter? 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 7.1.2, Retina, 15 Inch

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Jun 2, 2012

I have the Black Macbook (purchased in 2008) and within the past month, I have been experiencing problems with the battery. I've noticed lately it becoming weak, not being able to last long without being plugged in. However, now when I plug it into the charger, it shows 0%, and if I disconnect the charger, it automatically shuts off. I checked the System Profiler, and the condition of the health shows "Check Battery". What are my next steps from here? I don't want to purchase a new battery, in hopes to get a new Macbook later this summer.  Does my Macbook have much life, or should I go ahead and brace myself for a new one? 

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Sep 2, 2014

I have a Mac Book Pro running 10.6 .... Now the battery cannot be charged ! 

How do I check whether it is the battery problem ? 

15.4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" iMac - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB ATI Radeon HD, i5 QuadCore

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MacBook :: Battery Health And Cycles Status?

Feb 17, 2009

I am at 99% and 82 cycles and I've own mine for 2 months now. This is my very first mac so am I OK for now?

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Sep 4, 2014

Some games seem to close off menu bars and everything else.My daughter plays the sims 3 and sometimes uses battery power, but she always panics that the mac will just shut down due to lack of battery power. 

How does she see what the power is at while playing the game? ts normally just in the menu bar, but like i say this game overrides all that info until the game has been quit. 

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Dec 27, 2009

Is it normal for the battery of an 1 month old MacBook Pro 17" to display the Health status 98% in iStat Pro widget. The MBP is on 4 cycles and the battery was calibrated 2 times: First when I received it and the second time was yesterday.

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MacBook Pro :: Current Battery Capacity Status Higher

Jun 28, 2010

Do take a look at my current battery capacity. How can my current battery capacity be higher than the Original battery capacity? Anyway if you want to know how I keep it at 99-100% battery capacity
1] Set brightness level to the lowest or most comfortable
2] Turn off Bluetooth/Airport when not in use
3] Try not to use the iSight camera too much
4] Try to do activities that will decrease your battery life only when it's plugged in
5] Put it to sleep instead of shutdown.
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Jun 16, 2012

What is the philosophy why the Retina MBP has no Sleep Light and Battery Status LED?

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MacBook Pro :: 17" Battery Status - After 10 Months Daily Usage

Sep 26, 2010

I think you guys will agree with me, that I have powercycled my battery too much, resulting in a serious loss of performance with my battery.

I have been unplugging my MBP each, and every night, and then using battery during th day until I got the low battery warning, then plugging it in until the evening, and so on.

Looking at the status below, 50+ powercycles in 10 months has reduced the life of my battery by half. Looks like I will invest in a new battery at some point, and follow Apples guidelines to the letter in future.

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Sep 12, 2010

I have had my 13 in macbook pro for about three months and suddenly it does not charge when it is plugged in. In the last week this has started to happen but upon fussing with the connection like unplugging and replugging in the magnet charger it would start for a while and stop randomly. Now I can not get the computer to charge at all no matter how much I fuss. Do I need a new adapter or is there some other problem?

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