MBP charger light is orange

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    my mbp charger light is orange, what does it mean?
     
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    Doesn't it mean it's charging? (unless I'm missing something here...)
     
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    Unless it doesn't turn green even fully charged, then you have a problem.
     
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    new swticher here, for past days this is the first time i encounter my charger turned orange
     
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    It means your MBP is charging. Once it turns green, it's fully charged. It'll stay that way until you unplug the charger and let your MBP run on its battery power. After you put the charger back on, you'll see that it's orange, meaning it's re-charging your laptop's battery.
     
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    ok. thanks for all your help. just got paranoid, never encounter this orange light since now..
     
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    Really, you never encountered this before? This must also mean that you have a very very low battery cycle count :rolleyes: .
     
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    battery finished charging but still orange.

    i tried my charger with an older mbp and it works normally, i tried a different charger and still get an orange light. so there a problem with my battery?
     
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    hahaha kala ko trick question to somewhere!

    But hey, my charger light sometimes goes BLANK! As in no light.. But if you click battery icon, it says Power Source: Power Adapter. Then I waited for 69% to become 70%. It moved.. Then a few hours later, it turned green again when it hit 100%

    Anyone else have a shy charger light? hehehe ;)
     
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    My charger light is always on, orange when charging or green when fully charged. You might have a connection problem if it is not showing any light.
     
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    Slight connection problem, pero nag-cha-charge naman.. so weird hehehe
     
  12. Shinrai

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    Probably you didn't see it because your Mac is plugged in all the time. Try calibrating your Mac to check your battery. Also, google coconut Battery and post the info here so we can help you out better.
     
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    My friend had a problem with her MBP when the charger wasn't lighting up. A few weeks later, we realized that the battery was just loose. D'oh! A snap back in place fixed it.
     
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    mine does the same. just unplug and plug the from the mbp and it lights again. probably bad contact.
     
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    I plugged it in right now again. No light. It said Connected, Battery Not Charging this time.

    I popped it back out and popped it back in.

    Started charging. Weird!
     
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    I had a similar problem to yours on my Macbook. My battery was around 70% but would not charge. So I tried resetting the SMC on my Mac and it worked like a charm. Give it a try, it might work! No more random behavior from my Magsafe.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

    Take note that certain models (like those with sealed batteries) have different ways to reset their SMC. Its all documented on the Apple support site or if not you can always use google. :)
     
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    @an2ni

    I had the same problem with my Powerbook before and I was told that it was the logic board. You should bring it to a service center just to be sure. But please know that there are a lot of people who got terrible service (non-service actually) from PowerMac Center, my experience was with the one along P. Guevarra, so you might want to try the other service centers like Digital Walker and istudio (Senco Link).
     

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