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My adapter won't charge my mac notebook..and the computers fan doesnt work

I forgot i left my laptop on.when i came back.i connected the adapter to the laptop and tried to turn on the was then i noticed that the battery icon at the top of the screen had a black "x" in it.and i also noticed that the light on the cord was green and was not changing to orange which it usually does when it starts to charge the battery.i tried looking it up and tried to follow how to troubleshoot it by removing the battery and inserting it again..i hope maybe you can give any other ideas how to troubleshoot this seems also the directions how to reboot the PMU seems complicated ..i hope you can help me...i also noticed that the fan doesn.t turn on when the laptop starts getting hot..i hope you can give me sme good advice on what to do...thank u

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    its so annoying!

    please help someone!

  • ansy Jan 06, 2008

    I'm going thru the same thing, I have no idea what's going on with my mac.  I left it on an now it won't charge the bettery.  And the battery icon has an "X" as well, what should I do???  I'm desperate!!!!  And if unplug the power adapter, it will shut down.... What's going on???  Please let me know what did you do to fix your problem!!

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  • markfinnerty Jul 06, 2008

    exactly the same problem for me.
    have tried re inserting battery but to no success.

  • msbicole Nov 04, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I am able to use my laptop when it is connected to the power adapter. However, when the power adapter is not connected I am able to work. I am also noticing that the battery icon is showing an "x" in it and the adapter is only lighting up green. How can I solve this?

  • will829 Dec 22, 2008

    whenever i plug my charger cable into my computer it never works, with the sign at the top saying it has been charged fully.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    my macbook wont charge either.  instead of an x at the batterie it says   ( Not Charging  )   help!

  • emmaduncker Apr 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with the power adapter, except, sporadically it won't charge at all, the light doesn't come on, and nothing happens with the icon in the screen, some times i change plug sockets, and it works, other times it makes no difference, i don't understand, my mac also seems to overheat as well, and i only use it for documents and research, and the occasional facebook, it's not like i'm over using it!! HELP!!



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Apple is advising all owners of MacBooks or MacBook Pros bought after February 2006 to download a software update that will help fix some battery issues. The update, available through Software Update in the Apple menu or here on Apple's site, was released to correct some battery performance problems, such as shorter than usual battery life or problems charging the battery, according to a Web page on the support section of Apple's site. But if that fix doesn't work, notebook users should contact Apple to have their battery replaced if they notice the following symptoms, cut and pasted from Apple's support document: * Battery is not recognized causing an "X" to appear in the battery icon in the Finder menu bar. * Battery will not charge when computer is plugged into AC power. * Battery exhibits low charge capacity/runtime when using a fully charged battery with a battery cycle count (as shown in System Profiler) of less than 300. * Battery pack is visibly deformed. Apple says these problems aren't safety issues, just performance-related, a relief for those who remember the massive battery recall of last summer. Apple had to recall 1.8 million batteries manufactured by Sony as part of a larger recall that affected just about everyone in the PC industry.

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Yes I agree horthette. Also they just released the latest for the batteries. ALSO please take the battery out and let it sit for a min. make sure you shut down first. Then place the battery and apply the new update. ALWAYS THOUGH when using a full battery always unplug the power source from it. You will lose the life of the battery quicker when you are plugged in on a full charged battery.


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Guys i need you help too ihave a macbook, that i left it on for some time, when i try to open it wont turn on nor even charge the chargers green light glows, now iam stuck and i seriously need your help.

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If you've replaced the battery, updated bios and reset nvram and it still won't charge i would assume there is a physical issue with your logic board. Could be that the charging port is just loose. If you're out of warranty, somebody has to open the Laptop and replace the part. The part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services.

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Well I had a similar problem.  I think mine just got fixed but I'm not quite sure how I did it. My computer would not turn on if it was not connected with the charger, and when I would connect it, the battery would be half way charging, switching back and forth from orange to green lighting.  After leaving it charging for a good half hour or so, it got fully charged.  I turned it on and it was working just fine.  I turned it off, unplugged the charger, and turned it on again and it worked. my charger and battery are back to normal now.  I'm not sure if this helped you out, but hey I tried.

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My lap top will not charge in Argentina with the adaptor that I bought here. The battery icon goes to calculating and then says not charging.I thought that I could charge it

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