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    Cupcakes's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2008
    "13 Macbook
    Unhappy Do I need a new battery?
    My two year old White Macbook wouldn't charge for about a day. It would charge on and off every thirty seconds, and it kept on dying. And then it died, and it won't charge. When I press the battery indicator on the bottom, none of the green lights appear. I took my battery out and put it back in, but it still didn't charge.

    I looked online and it says a new battery is about $140. Do I just buy that and put it in my Macbook, or do I have to do something else? I don't have an Apple store anywhere near me (I live in this deserted mountain town!) and I don't have a warranty.

    Thank you!

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac+Thunderbolt, iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Try resetting the SMC here and then calibrating the battery see here if that helps. Note the 2 hours with green light on.

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