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@Chris Bayrd
 
As for your problem (as well as the others) battery issues are always the biggest problem in any laptop (Apple or any ones else's). The Problems can be broken down into three parts:
 
* The chargers condition
* The batteries health
* The charging logic internally in the system
 
Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectors can cause issues. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!
 
Battery - Over time the battery breaks down the life span of most batteries is around 800 - 900 cycles. Download this little gem: [http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery|coconutBattery]. If you had a bad cord your battery may have been over charged causing it to swell. This can then effect the keyboard & trackpad. Sadly it time for a new battery if this happens and you'll need to check your charger.
 
Charging logic - The MagSafe connector is often the first signs of problems as the insulator is melted and/or the pins are discolored. Dirt and metal crumbs can also cause problems! Make sure you keep the connector surfaces clean. Don't use anything metal inside the laptop connector! As you don't want to create a short.
 
The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connectorconnector or logic board if you have opened your system up. Follow good ESD practices.
The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connectorconnector or logic board if you have opened your system up. Follow good ESD practices.
 
Both of these postsconditions often require'srequire deep diagnostics to save the logic board. Or its time for a replacement logic board.
Both of these postsconditions often require'srequire deep diagnostics to save the logic board. Or its time for a replacement logic board.
 
I all most forgot the spoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are off! As the damage can be quite large.
 
Lastly, the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!

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Edit by: Dan ,

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@Chris Bayrd
 
As for your problem (as well as the others) battery issues are always the biggest problem in any laptop (Apple or any ones else's). The Problems can be broken down into three parts:
 
* The chargers condition
* The batteries health
* The charging logic internally in the system
 
Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectors can cause issues. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!
 
Battery - Over time the battery breaks down the life span of most batteries is around 800 - 900 cycles. Download this little gem: [http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery|coconutBattery]. If you had a bad cord your battery may have been over charged causing it to swell. This can then effect the keyboard & trackpad. Sadly it time for a new battery if this happens and you'll need to check your charger.
 
Charging logic - The MagSafe connector is often the first signs of problems as the insulator is melted and/or the pins are discolored. Dirt and metal crumbs can also cause problems! Make sure you keep the connector surfaces clean. Don't use anything metal inside the laptop connector! As you don't want to create a short.
 
The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connector.
 
Both of these posts often require's deep diagnostics to save the logic board. Or its time for a replacement logic board.
 
Lastly,I all most forgot the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED'sspoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are also very useful to diagnose problems!off! As the damage can be quite large.
Lastly,I all most forgot the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED'sspoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are also very useful to diagnose problems!off! As the damage can be quite large.
 
I all most forgotLastly, the spoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are off! AsMagSafe LED and the damage can be quite large.battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!
I all most forgotLastly, the spoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are off! AsMagSafe LED and the damage can be quite large.battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

@Chris Bayrd
 
As for your problem (as well as the others) battery issues are always the biggest problem in any laptop (Apple or any ones else's). The Problems can be broken down into three parts:
 
* The chargers condition
* The batteries health
* The charging logic internally in the system
 
Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectors can cause issues. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!
 
Battery - Over time the battery breaks down the life span of most batteries is around 800 - 900 cycles. Download this little gem: [http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery|coconutBattery]. If you had a bad cord your battery may have been over charged causing it to swell. This can then effect the keyboard & trackpad. Sadly it time for a new battery if this happens and you'll need to check your charger.
 
Charging logic - The MagSafe connector is often the first signs of problems as the insulator is melted and/or the pins are discolored. Dirt and metal crumbs can also cause problems! Make sure you keep the connector surfaces clean. Don't use anything metal inside the laptop connector! As you don't want to create a short.
 
The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connector.
 
Both of these posts often require's deep diagnostics to save the logic board. Or its time for a replacement logic board.
 
Lastly, the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!
 
I all most forgot the spoiler here! Liquid damage. Anytime you spill water, coffee, soda or juice into your system all bets are off! As the damage can be quite large.

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

@Chris Bayrd
 
As for your problem (as well as the others) battery issues are always the biggest problem in any laptop (Apple or any ones else's). The Problems can be broken down into three parts:
 
* The chargers condition
* The batteries health
* The charging logic internally in the system
 
Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectorsconnectors can cause issues. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!
Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectorsconnectors can cause issues. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!
 
Battery - Over time the battery breaks down the life span of most batteries is around 800 - 900 cycles. Download this little gem: [http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery|coconutBattery]. If you had a bad cord your battery may have been over charged causing it to swell. This can then effect the keyboard & trackpad. Sadly it time for a new battery if this happens and you'll need to check your charger.
 
Charging logic - The MagSafe connector is often the first signs of problems as the insulator is melted and/or the pins are discolored. Dirt and metal crumbs can also cause problems! Make sure you keep the connector surfaces clean. Don't use anything metal inside the laptop connector! As you don't want to create a short.
 
The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connector.
 
Lastly, the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!

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Original post by: Dan ,

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@Chris Bayrd

As for your problem (as well as the others) battery issues are always the biggest problem in any laptop (Apple or any ones else's). The Problems can be broken down into three parts:

* The chargers condition
* The batteries health
* The charging logic internally in the system

Charger - Many people fail to maintain their the chargers cords. Twisting them into a knot and expecting it to still work! Also damaged connectors. A shorted cable not only not charge the battery or over charger it, it can often damage the charging logic internally in the computer which can be a very expensive repair!

Battery - Over time the battery breaks down the life span of most batteries is around 800 - 900 cycles. Download this little gem: [http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery|coconutBattery]. If you had a bad cord your battery may have been over charged causing it to swell. This can then effect the keyboard & trackpad. Sadly it time for a new battery if this happens and you'll need to check your charger.

Charging logic - The MagSafe connector is often the first signs of problems as the insulator is melted and/or the pins are discolored. Dirt and metal crumbs can also cause problems! Make sure you keep the connector surfaces clean. Don't use anything metal inside the laptop connector! As you don't want to create a short.

The MagSafe charging logic can also be damaged by static electricity! Maker sure you don't zap your system around the connector.

Lastly, the MagSafe LED and the battery checker LED's are also very useful to diagnose problems!

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