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    Macbook will not charge, battery light not working

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    Macbook will not charge, battery light not working
    I have an early 2008 13" Macbook that recently decided to stop charging anymore.
    Basically it works if you plug it in via the AC adapter - the light on the charger is constantly green. Battery is always at 0%, says "battery is not charging". Battery light on bottom of laptop never flickers or lights up at all. If I pull out the cord the macbook shuts off instantly. Very annoying. Below is what is detailed in the system profiler:
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1111
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 5120


    I have resetted the SMC - nothing. I downloaded the battery update 1.4 - nothing. For a few months I have rarely used my macbook, this has been happening for about a month. I havent worried about it but uni is starting in a month or so and I may be faced with a frustrating problem.

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    Macbook will not charge, battery light not working
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    Your battery is dead! This MacBook's battery was designed for 300 charge/discharge cycles...and your battery has 1111 cycles. Time for a new battery!!!

    - Nick
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    Macbook will not charge, battery light not working

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Your battery is dead! This MacBook's battery was designed for 300 charge/discharge cycles...and your battery has 1111 cycles. Time for a new battery!!!

    - Nick
    I thought that may be the problem. I have no idea about specifications and system data, obviously. Looks like its off to eBay for a new one. Thank you for your answer

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    Macbook will not charge, battery light not working
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleellabella View Post
    I thought that may be the problem. I have no idea about specifications and system data, obviously. Looks like its off to eBay for a new one. Thank you for your answer
    Good Luck!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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