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  1. #1

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Macbook 13" Aluminum battery ?
    Hi all New here on this forum. I belong to lots of different forums but don't know why I never thought of one for the computer when I had issues

    I am thinking it is just in need of a new battery but want to see what you all think.

    Have had this laptop since 2008 I think it is model 5.1

    99% of the time I leave it plugged into the A/C power but if I unplug it about 1 min or so later it will just shut off

    looked at the system profiler and this is what it says under power

    says check battery next to condition

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    I think it's telling you that you may need a new battery. A 2008 MacBook is going on 4 years old and if you've always kept the machine on AC, the battery has probably deteriorated even though it only has 73 cycles on it.

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    Member Since
    Dec 17, 2011
    I agree just wanted to see if anyone else might of had a weird problem I didn't know about. off to the Apple store tomorrow then


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    XJ-linux's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2007
    Going Galt...
    My wife has the same model MB 2008. Her usage is similar. The battery is shot after all this time as well. She's going to be getting a new battery from OWC this Christmas as she refuses to part with this particular machine. Four years of not taking care of a battery is plenty and it speaks to the overall good quality of the charging system and components that it works at all after this much time.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Member Since
    Dec 17, 2011
    I agree been the best machine I have owned only thing I need to figure out that I don't like is. After adding a time capsule it seems to slow down webpages as it backs up so I just stop it while I am busy

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