2011 13 “Macbook Pro shows a green charging light but the battery was low and will now not respond to SMC Reset
I was using my Macbook Pro and I was leaving about 30% empty; then I reconnected in charging.
It charged for a while (orange light), but after a few minutes, it changed to green. My laptop wasn’t charged yet and my battery started draining even on a green light. At first I thought my charger was faulty so I borrowed a charger but it still showed a green light. Using the charger on another MBP showed expected behavior (orange for charging).
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I then shut down my laptop and attempted to reset the SMC by holding down the left shift control option and the power button, but to no avail. I’ve done SMC resets before, and I know the charger LED light should change if I did successfully. I’m pretty sure I closed the laptop properly.
Has anyone encountered this situation before? Any help is greatly appreciated. I would like to submit more technical information on my laptop, however, I don’t think the transformation is a smart idea because I don’t think the battery is working at all.
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Unless you’ve replaced the battery in the past few years, it’s probably dead. You can use a couple of different applications (battery, coconut battery) or even the built-in information screen to view the MacBook’s charging loops and battery conditions.
I helped a friend with an almost identical problem on a system from the same vintage, and it was the battery that was dead. No matter how many times he restores SMC, he never helped.
As a side note, Apple recommends fully moving the battery at the earliest once a month to avoid potential problems that can occur from charging the battery early in a battery discharge cycle. So if you are always plugging in the power when you only drain 30% of the battery, it could shorten the battery life.
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