MacBookPro not charging. Magsafe adapter blinking. (video inside)

Ram Ching

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Hi guys I hope you could help me with my problem.

I have a mid2010 13in i5 intel hd4000 MBP running OSX Maverick .

I have encountered this problem of it not charging a couple of times recently.

So I connected the magsafe adapter to my laptop but it won't charge. The adapter has no green or orange light whatsoever. So I shut it down and connected the adapter again. This time the adapter blinks with green light. But it is still not charging. I opened the laptop and the adapter is not showing any light again. The adapter is blinking green erraticaly when the laptop is off and no lights when it is on. Either way it is not charging. I tried doing an SMC reset but it did nothing. The problem goes away after some hour of not using the laptop and the adapter.

This problem happened a couple of times and I'm having it right now. I hope that it would go away later. What could it be? I have included a video of the adapter blinking.

http://tinypic.com/r/xmq5iq/8

Thank you!



 

APassingMe

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If I remember correctly this isn't that rare of a problem, however to fix it you will have to replace the magsafe board inside the MBP. Sadly I don't think there is any other way to troubleshoot this issue, the part is about 40-50 dollars if I remember correctly. You can find a used/new component on ebay or amazon or you can buy one from ifixit.com. This may be something that you want a professional to troubleshoot if you don't feel comfortable spending money on a replacement part that might not fix your problem (it probably will though).

Make sure to get the right one for your model! There is more than one type available.
 

APassingMe

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If I remember correctly this isn't that rare of a problem, however to fix it you will have to replace the magsafe board inside the MBP. Sadly I don't think there is any other way to troubleshoot this issue, the part is about 40-50 dollars if I remember correctly. You can find a used/new component on ebay or amazon or you can buy one from ifixit.com. This may be something that you want a professional to troubleshoot if you don't feel comfortable spending money on a replacement part that might not fix your problem (it probably will though).

Make sure to get the right one for your model! There is more than one type available.
 
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