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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MacBook don't charge battery, works perfect with ac adapter or battery

MacBook Core Duo 2.0GHz A1181

Can anyone help? Bought laptop about 3 years ago, recently laptop don't charge battery, I have 2 batteries both are fully charged before it stop charging. I am sure the battery is OK. Strange, it works with power adapter or battery but it don't charge and no green or yellow light on the power adapter..

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Pretty obvious but have you tried resetting the SMC?


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Inspect your battery connector for logic board connection and/or corrosion on the pins: MacBook Core 2 Duo Battery Connector Replacement

This is the type of part you're looking at: MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

Also download and run Coconut battery to see if the batteries are being seen.

MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star) Image


MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)


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The charging circuit itself may be burned out. Incredibly rare, but I've seen it in non-Mac laptops.


No corrosion on the pins and battery is perfectly lock to laptop. After install Coconut battery, battery are seen.

Laptop can power up by battery or ac adapter, or both.

But no green or yellow at the tip of the magsafe power adapter. I have 3 ac adapters, none of them shows green or yellow light. I am sure it is not the ac adapters.

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I am having the same issue. This is old just wondering if anyone found an answer. I have a new ac adapter ordered a new dc in board and impute sees battery and ac power. It just won't charge and no light on the ac adapter.

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