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03-04-2011, 01:50 AM
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.

03-04-2011, 01:58 AM
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 (http://support.apple.com/downloads/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 (http://www.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.

03-04-2011, 02:08 AM
I uploaded what both of them said

03-04-2011, 02:26 AM
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) (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964)

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 (http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810)

03-04-2011, 02:31 AM
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?

03-04-2011, 02:41 AM
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) (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964) 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 (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple_laptop/batteries/MacBook_13_White)

03-04-2011, 04:25 AM
Agreed. The battery is shot, time to buy a new one.

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