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    Unhappy Macbook Battery Issues
    This subject has probably been beaten to death, but I have a black 13" macbook Ive had for a few years. about 2 years ago or so, it stopped recognizing the battery and will only run off of the power cord. I searched for battery updates, got what I thought was it, but it didn't do anything. So, now with my mag safe power cord on, it is really easy to jar loose. Do I just need a new battery? Thanks in advance!

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    Check this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted125 View Post
    This subject has probably been beaten to death, but I have a black 13" macbook Ive had for a few years. about 2 years ago or so, it stopped recognizing the battery and will only run off of the power cord. I searched for battery updates, got what I thought was it, but it didn't do anything. So, now with my mag safe power cord on, it is really easy to jar loose. Do I just need a new battery? Thanks in advance!
    Yes this subject has been beaten to death...and from what you describe, and knowing the age of your computer...you probably do need a new battery.

    You could download & install this program:

    coconut-flavour.com - [coconutBattery 2.6.5]

    It will give you a bunch of battery info. Pay close attention to the "current battery capacity", and what percent that represents of the original battery capacity.

    Hope this helps,

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    cool, thanks a lot guys!

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    Also, a bit off subject, but can I just buy a leopard upgrade and install it? Will I lose all of my stuff? PS, Illustrator, etc?? I guess the question is, How much will it cost to get Leopard on my machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted125 View Post
    I guess the question is, How much will it cost to get Leopard on my machine?
    It will cost you $100+ for the Leopard install DVD on eBay.

    Double check what versions of the software you have...and then check to see if they are compatible with Leopard (10.5)...or if they can be updated (via free updates) to be compatible with 10.5.

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    - 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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    What about this? Its from the classifieds?? Thanks for the links guys

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/buy...tml#post946813

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted125 View Post
    What about this? Its from the classifieds?? Thanks for the links guys

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/buy...tml#post946813
    If you have an Intel based Apple laptop...sure you can update your OS to Snow Leopard.

    But again...if you're going from a version of Tiger (10.4) to Snow Leopard (10.6)...you need to verify that the programs you depend on are compatible with OS 10.6....or have "free updaters" to make them compatible with OS 10.6.

    If there are no "free updaters" for your applications to make them compatible with 10.6...then you're probably going to have to pay big bucks to purchase newer application versions. If this is the case...it may not be worth updating your OS at this point.

    - 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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    I see. In your opinion, what are some of the most drastic differences between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted125 View Post
    I see. In your opinion, what are some of the most drastic differences between the two?
    Between which two...10.5 & 10.6?

    Your earlier question seemed to revolve around your current programs being compatible with the OS update...so I would say you should verify that first...before deciding on an OS update.

    - 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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    tiger and leopard

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    appreciate it.

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