not taking charge dim gren light comes on when plug up
i have a mac book mid 2010 i luv very much. due to the fact i have it plugged most time. the mac book stop taking charge, dim green light. i have no apply store where i live, am ok in the tech depart but can stil looking to learn. what must i do to get my mac book up and running. my battery for the mac is dead. to remove the battery i have to get a screwdriver i don't have whenever i plug it up for charge the same dim green light comes on. pl help me fix this problem.
First start by resetting the SMC, heres the Apple TN on it SMC Reset. See if that solves your battery issue. If not your battery may need to be replaced and you will need to get your system to an Apple Store or get the needed tools and parts to service the system up your self.
Warning! your good intentions doing this your self with little experience could damage your system beyond repair. I would not make this my first repair job.
You have a very common problem. The problem is either
a.) You have a defective charger, I have see this many times before. If this is the case, you will most certainly need a new charger. To see if you do, try and borrow a friend's or neighbor's charger. If another charger works then you will need to look into getting a new one.
b.) Your dc-in board on you computer is defective. This part requires a removal of the bottom cover and logic board. The part can be found here:
and the guide here:
This isn't the easiest repair, but, if you take your time and pay attention then everything will go smoothly. Only proceeded with "b" once you know it is not your charger.
Hope this helps
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Hi, I've had this same problem. Did you find a solution? Ive replaced the battery, replaced the DC-in Board also and still no luck! Does anyone have any suggestions on what else could be causing the problem? The laptop works fine when it's got battery (it just takes a while to charge) But if the battery is left to completely empty...the mac wont turn back on!! Help please!!