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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    Macbook wont charge or update
    I have a mac book that is a couple of years old and I have two problems 1.it wont update any more and im out of warranty and i really dont want to go to the mac store and pay to get it fixed the version i am on now is 10.5.7
    2. My macbook will not charge I can only use it if it is plugged in and when its plugged it the battery sign at the top right hand corner has an x in it and the charger has the green light on as if it was charged up. I really need help with this if you could help me with my problems i would really appreciate it.

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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    As for your update issue, go to applications/utilities/disk utility, select your HD, and select repair permissions.
    Then, go directly to Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update

    As for the battery, it is more than likely a dead battery.
    Download coconutBattery 2.7 - by coconut-flavour.com and take a screen shot of the results and post it here.

    To take the screen shot hold shift + command + 4 then hover over the image and press the space bar and then click the trackpad button.

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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    I uploaded what both of them said
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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    First up, go to >About this Mac>More Info>Power.
    Give us a screen shot of that.

    For the battery issue, I would say it's shot, but first try this.
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)


    Now, as for you HD, I would boot off your original install disc and select repair permissions and then, I would repair the disk while you are there.
    This is how you do it.
    Mac OS X - Using Disk Utility to Repair a Disk

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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    Well I dont have my install disk because the apple store installed it for me and if my battery is shot where should I go to get a new one?
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    Macbook wont charge or update

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    The install discs will have come with your Mac.
    You can ring Apple for a set of replacement discs which will cost about $20, or you can get yourself Snow Leopard (the latest OS) from best buy or Apple for $29.

    As for the battery, if you have already done this:
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) and it made no difference to your battery not showing up in system profiler, I would get one here.
    MacBook 13" White Laptop Battery High Capacity by NewerTech for all MacBook 13" 'White' models up to 2.13GHz

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    Agreed. The battery is shot, time to buy a new one.

    PS. Kudos to abraden for the screenshots. That was super helpful.

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