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Macbook 13" Late 2009 Not Charging

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Initially thought the battery was the problem but upon further inspection one of the leads on the charging port appears to be burned.  Also the power adapter looks like a genuine Apple adapter but it isn't as heavy as a known OEM adapter.  I haven't pulled the laptop apart yet but wanted to post here first.  Will update once the machine is apart.  Other than not charging the machine works well.
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Davis McCarn earned 500 total points
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Clean the heck out of those contacts, use a real Apple adapter, and try this: http://www.coconut-flavour.com/
All of the batteries are now intelligent and report what their wear level is.
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I will check the link out.

Looks like it is the power adapter.  Pretty sure its genuine or an exceptionally good fake.  There is one pin in the adapter that isn't making great contact and I'm assuming arcing with its contact which might account for the burned look.

I tried another power adapter and it worked like a charm.  Thanks for your efforts.
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Points are for your efforts.
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