MacBook taking too long to charge! Cant find source of problem..
I bought a Macbook Pro 15inch Late 2011 second hand and it is taking near to 20hrs to charge and the problem has been frustrating me for weeks now, and I need some help.
Battery health monitor says battery is in good condition, with only 135 cycles. But when magsafe is connected it is only taking in 4.7 watts! My battery is currently at 23 % and activity monitor is predicting it to take 11.38hrs to fully charge.
After i'd bought the mac I'd realised that the seller had supplied a very convincing looking 85w magsafe charger, but quickly realised it was a knock-off by some lag in the trackpad. I managed to get hold of an official charger which solved the lag but not the slow charging.
I took the mac into the apple store, they did a smc reset and a graphics/logic board test (to check if it was one of the faulty late 2011 models). Which came out fine, (kinda wish it didnt!) They also tested the battery and charger, and that also came out fine. They then said to me that they didnt know the source of the problem. .. I mentioned that i could try a battery re-calibration (charging to full, the fully recharging etc.), they said try that and if that doesnt work come book it in to see if they could sort it out.
What do you guys think? Could it be the battery? or the magsafe logic? Or the actual logic board? And could a battery recalibration work? (its gonna take me while to do one!!)
Shame is I live in a van and have to go the library etc to charge it up, and is fully wasting my time atm.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you have any more questions then please ask!
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