Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Not charging, Charger light Green

Hi guys!!

Got a Macbook (mid 2007 model) that will not charge. It works off the power cord but cant charge the battery.

I charged the battery in another macbook and it works fine and holds charge. I also tried a different magsafe power adapter and same thing.

When plugged it, light turns GREEN and stays lit but in Max OSX says "Not Charging".

Tried a SMC reset no luck..

Any advice what it could be? Im looking at the DC-IN port but anyway i can narrow it down to that specifically?

Some say to clean the connector port, any recommendations with what? Qtip and nail remover?


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The most common on this is the magsafe board. Here's how to fix it: MacBook Core 2 Duo Magsafe Board Replacement

Here's the part: MacBook MagSafe DC-In Board

It could be the battery connector. This happens a lot if the book was set in liquid: MacBook Core 2 Duo Battery Connector Replacement

There are two versions so check before ordering. Here's the energy star one: MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (Energy Star)

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MacBook Core 2 Duo Magsafe Board Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate30 minutes - 2 hours

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So i just tried replacing both of those from my other macbook and i still get the "Not Charging" in the status bar.

Now im not quite sure what it could be or what it is.. It runs fine of the charger..

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Im sad i did this one + Replacing MacBook Core 2 Duo Magsafe Board, try another charger and still the same symptoms :( wont charge and green light stay on. waste of time and money for my Macbook 2.4Ghz intel core 2 DUO White.

Any other solutions ?

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