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I turned my macbook after three weeks and found that the battery charge indicator is stuck at 12%. When I connect the power adapter I get "Not Charging" as battery status. I tried shutting down and restarting the computer. Nothing changed. For some reason I tried resetting the SMC(by pressing Shift, Control Option and Power button and then restarted the machine) without any luck.

Any one encountered this problem before?

Please help.

Thanks.
 
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Is the light on the power plug lit? Is it green or orange?

I've had similar on two occasions:
  • On one of my old iBooks the battery went bad and needed replacing.
  • On one of my MacBook Pros, the puppy had eaten through the cord when I wasn't looking.
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    Your puppy has a good taste.
     
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    Expensive tastes!

    Luckily he's long since grown out of the cord-chewing phase.
     
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    Bear Bibeault wrote:Is the light on the power plug lit? Is it green or orange?

    I've had similar on two occasions:

  • On one of my old iBooks the battery went bad and needed replacing.
  • On one of my MacBook Pros, the puppy had eaten through the cord when I wasn't looking.


  • Yes. The orange light(charging indicator) on the plug is lit. But it still shows "Not charging". I think the problem is not with the charger but the battery.

    I reset SMC controller and PRAM also, as was suggested in some of the forums but without much luck. I am still within the warranty period, I hope that they replace the battery.

    How much does a new battery cost?
     
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    I got the batteries changed for free. Everything seems to be working fine now.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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