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Battery do not charge?

Message #1 - Posted 2007/04/05 - dr.sadarangani

Hi, I have a powerbook. I noticed that the battery is not charging but the power-cord is plugg in on the screen it say that us calculating and is not using the battery energy.... The battery is new so is not a bat problem... What else can be???

Thanks for help.

Tanesh

Message #2 - Posted 2007/04/05 - Steve Jones

Previously, dr.sadarangani@gmail.com wrote:

Hi, I have a powerbook. I noticed that the battery is not charging but the power-cord is plugg in on the screen it say that us calculating and is not using the battery energy.... The battery is new so is not a bat problem... What else can be???

Thanks for help.

Tanesh

Resetting the PMU is not a bad thing to try with power problems:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449

Steve

Message #3 - Posted 2007/04/05 - Dodger

On Apr 5, 5:18 pm, dr.sadarang...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi, I have a powerbook. I noticed that the battery is not charging but the power-cord is plugg in on the screen it say that us calculating and is not using the battery energy.... The battery is new so is not a bat problem... What else can be???

Thanks for help.

Tanesh

I have the same problem with a PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI that got dropped. it works perfectly except that the battery wont charge. coconutBattery shows that my battery is in decent condition and that it is discharged. so the laptop sees the battery but wont charge it. it wont boot from the battery (not enough power in the battery??) but if i unplug the computer while booting it will continue to boot off of the battery but i only tried this for a few seconds. tried the usual pmu reset (button under the keyboard), Command-Option-P-R, reset-nvram and reset-all in Open Firmware (which is accessed by holding down Command-Option-O-F while powering on) and other things. my battery still wont charge. any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks

Message #4 - Posted 2007/04/06 - Julian

Previously, dr.sadarangani@gmail.com wrote:

Hi, I have a powerbook. I noticed that the battery is not charging but the power-cord is plugg in on the screen it say that us calculating and is not using the battery energy.... The battery is new so is not a bat problem... What else can be???

The battery won't start charging until its level drops below 95%.

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