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Novakingwai 2,137 263 May 14, 2016 at 12:04 PM More Apple - DELETED Deals
Yes, I know what you're thinking. Dead battery. But there's more to it.

The battery holds a charge. When it is already on and I unplug it it does stay on for a while, so it holds a charge. However if you turn the computer off, it will not turn back on until the charger is plugged in. I have tried resetting the SMC following these directions. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295 When the laptop is on there is an "X" over the battery icon and it will not show the charge %. It is a Macbook 1,1 model

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Quote from Novakingwai View Post :
Yes, I know what you're thinking. Dead battery. But there's more to it.

The battery holds a charge. When it is already on and I unplug it it does stay on for a while, so it holds a charge. However if you turn the computer off, it will not turn back on until the charger is plugged in. I have tried resetting the SMC following these directions. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295 When the laptop is on there is an "X" over the battery icon and it will not show the charge %. It is a Macbook 1,1 model
It sounds like a dead battery to me. The battery's capacity to hold a charge is so reduced it doesn't even register when it's on (X in menu bar).

The battery still holds a small amount of energy and charges slightly when plugged for a long time. I'm guessing if you unplug it when it's on it turns off in less than 10 min. This time will just get shorter and shorter. I mean we are talking about a 10 year old computer here. At least the battery is replaceable on that model.

The software that manages the battery when the computer in on has different parameters than whatever is programmed into the efi.
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Aftermarket batteries can be tricky, even dangerous. Old products can be hard to find batteries for. Check the product on fakespot to weed out fake reviews.

If this is the right model battery this is probably your best bet.: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Repla...85+battery
It's you call if it's worth it to put $50 into this machine.
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Aftermarket batteries can be tricky, even dangerous. Old products can be hard to find batteries for. Check the product on fakespot to weed out fake reviews.

If this is the right model battery this is probably your best bet.: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Repla...85+battery
It's you call if it's worth it to put $50 into this machine.
No way its for the customer to decide
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No way its for the customer to decide
Well duh.

I basically meant I'm not sure I'd put $50 into this machine, and the batteries cheaper than that are too sketchy to bother with.
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