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Battery charging stuck at 2%

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the problem started yesterday i was charging my laptop to notice that it got stuck at 14%, i thought it's a smc problem so i did reset everything as mentioned on the apple website with no luck, then i removed the battery for a while then got it back still no luck. i finally let it drop to 0% until it shutdown then tried to charge it again the whole night, i woke up the morning to find that the pourcentage is 2% so i got began to suspect the charger but still i'm not sure where the problem comes from. here's the coconutBattery report :

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i forgot to mention that i don't get any green/orange light on the magsafe charger. still the indicator shows that there's power. but 114 mAh in current charge isn't that too weak?


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Take a read of this Apple T/N: Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters. To make sure the MagSafe adapter & connectors are in good shape. If you can try a second MagSafe adapter as well.

The MagSafe adapter appears not to be connected to your system in your screen capture. If thats not correct you may have a logic board issue if a second charger fails to charge:

  • Charging with - 0.0 Watts should be something like charging with Charging with - 6.0 Watts
  • Battery state - Discharging... should be saying Power adapter - Connected

As far as coconutBattery you appear to be on your last legs with your battery ;-{ Its well over its 1000 load cycles (1419) so it's getting time to replace it even though coconutBattery still shows it as good.

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