How to Fix "MacBook Won't Start up & charger blinking orange"

MacBook Pro will not turn on and charge light blinking orange? We have a solution for your problem. Mostly this problem happened late-2011 MacBook Pro models and Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 13.
Macbook Pro 2011 or 2013 won’t start up. No tone, no motor noise and nothing happens. Battery indicator lights are completely dead. When plugged in MagSafe power charger, the charger unit blinks orange.
Open your MacBook pro. Unplug the battery connector and plug it right back in.
Step 1:-
Remove charger from your MacBook Pro and remove screws from the bottom of your MacBook Pro.
Step 2:-
MacBook Pro battery connector
Remove the lid. There is a little cable going from the battery to the connector on the motherboard (low right corner).
You just need to unplug it and plug it right back in.
Note : Do not remove your MacBook Pro battery or touch anything else on your machine.
SEE ALSO :How to Fix a slow MacBook Pro A simple guide to increase your MacBook Speed.
How to increase MacBook Pro Battery life – Save your MacBook battery life.
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54 responses to How to Fix "MacBook Won't Start up & charger blinking orange"

Duuuude. You saved my life, I have my thesis in my macbook and thought I'd lose all my progress! Thanks a lot!

Thank you so much, from Mexico. This instructions worked fine for my MacBook Pro mid 2012, I opened it, unplugged and replugged the battery cables to the conector and voilà! You saved my sisters life. GRACIAS!
ps. she had just plugged a non apple iphone 5s cable to the computer before it just shut off and had that blinking light on the charger and no green lights on for the battery life.

I'm so happy to have found this. My MacBook Pro died after unplugging my iPhone 6 plus from the USB port. Apple technical support could not figure it out. So they made me an appointment at the nearest Apple store which was a week from now. Thank you so much for this !! I just saved a week of worry and also potentially money.

I can't tell you how thankful I am for this! I called Apple technical support and they couldn't help me solve the problem. Instead they made an appointment for me at the Apple store to have it fixed a week from now. You just save me a bunch of money potentially, and a week of worry. Thank you so much!! From Miami.

I have zero knowledge or experience fixing anything computer related. I was able to do this in 5 mins and it worked. Thanks for saving me a trip to the Apple Store and spending $$$

Thank you thank you thank you! I was concerned I'd lost my device and data but this fix worked and my computer is operating like usual. Yay!!

My daughter plugged her external battery into my usb port
the next morning the mac was dead
so i followed the instructions set forth
and my macbook pro 17 came back to life

Look no further everyone, this is the fix it method. Worked in seconds!!! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!!!!!!

I try to disconnect the battery and reconnect and didn't work !! also I reset the SMC and no luck … any other ideas ??? I thought was the battery and I bought one installed and nothing …. I have two chargers and none worked .. this laptop was working perfect and one day stopped working . PLEASE HELP !!

I've been having to do this a lot recently. Every time I let my Mac drop even from a really short distance, my battery dies and I have to repeat the process again. Some hits causes this to happen too. I don't know if this is a motherboard issue or battery issue and I'm planning on replacing the part, but I don't want to spend big bucks for a new motherboard, a new battery would be okay!

My MacBook Pro is Totally dead I tried this suggestion and still nothing I plug the charger in but it won't start-up, I removed the battery plugged it back without any success, the light on the charger is very dim.
Please help me revive my Laptop.

Its also not a bad idea to take a cue tip with some alcohol and clean both the plug in port and the plug in jack…. you then want to dry it by using compressed air to remove any extra dust or residue. I've had good results in getting my computer to return to solid orange and charging all the way up to 100% at which point it turns back to green and the battery reflects a full charge. It's also not a bad idea to undo the screws on the bottom and unplug and then replug in the battery. It just takes a few minutes and does seem to help reset the battery charge system. After that i restarted my computer and it's working the way it should. I'll probably need to replace the battery recharge port or battery eventually but this should buy me some time.

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