Resurrection of a Mac Book

Feb 10, 2010
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I have a mac book that has been having battery issues. My mac will only stay on while plugged into power.

I bought a replacement battery on

Laptop Battery For Apple Macbook 13"" A1185 A1181 5600mAh White
Brand New

After installing the replacement battery, my battery indicator / power cable flips between two states:

The battery has a bolt and my power adapter goes orange.


The battery has the plugged in indicated and my power adapter goes green.

For the second situation (battery with plug / adapter goes green) if I unplug in the power my mac still shuts off.

It appears to me that the battery is at 71% which seems to be accurate with the battery indicator (4 out of 5 lights are lit).

After looking online I have already tried the usual suspects: resetting the PRAM, SMC, and installing the Battery Update.

I'm running out of ideas.

My questions are:

Does this sound like something that can be fixed by replacing the battery connector / sleep sensor or something else?


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