Tech Help with Macbook not charging!

karester

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Jul 12, 2008
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I am just so frustrated. My power adapter for my Macbook is not charging at all. This happened back in August and I went to my Apple store and got a new adapter. But I can't believe that it's only been a few months and my new one isn't charging at all. I've tried all the help on the Apple website without any success.

So is there anything else I can try or do I have to go back to my Apple store for another new adapter??
 

onegirlcreative

Daddy's Little Girl
Feb 11, 2008
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are you sure your battery is in your laptop all the way? sometimes if your battery isn't properly placed, it won't charge when plugged in.

i only recommend checking because this happened to me once, but it was a good thing.

i purchased a used iBook (a few years ago) on eBay and the guy had mentioned in the listing that the battery was completely dead therefore it couldn't be charged. well, i just figured i'd get another adaptar and battery down the road, so i got it for a really cheap deal.

when i received it, i noticed the battery door wasn't closed securely so when i opened it, the battery wasn't even sitting flush properly and as soon as i popped it in, voila! it started charging. can't believe he never noticed this (i also think it was from a school, too).

check that, and if that's not the case, the only thing you can do (unfortunately) is go back to apple. if this is your second adaptor in a matter of a few months, it may be your computer/battery that's burning it. don't know why, but it could be possible.

since it's still under warranty, take advantage of it.

also, you may have a much better response if you post directly in the apple forums. whenever i have an issue with my macs, i always post there since those people are pretty much apple experts.

http://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa?categoryID=1
 

Sarsi

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Jun 23, 2006
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My adapter does that to me too, try moving the wire around, and plug unplug on both ends... Crazy i know but eventually that works for me, MacBook adapter are not good even it's reviews are bad. Hope you could get it to work.
 

Sarsi

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Jun 23, 2006
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Bay Area CA.
My adapter does that to me too, try moving the wire around, and plug unplug on both ends... Crazy i know but eventually that works for me, MacBook adapters are not good even it's reviews are bad. Hope you could get it to work.
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karester

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Jul 12, 2008
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Thanks for everyone's advice. I actually found out it's my adapter because my brother was over and brought his Macbook and I tested out his adapter and it worked with my computer.