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my MacBook doesn't recognize it's own battery

by briancrawfordsmith / August 4, 2007 1:50 AM PDT

So at some point this summer I lost the charger cord for my '06 macbook and have only just recently bought a new one for it. Needless to say my mac has just been sitting around the house turned off waiting to get a charge back in it. When I plugged the new power cord back into the computer and it started up (for the first time in weeks) there was a black "X" inside the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Sure enough as soon as I unplugged the power cord from the computer it went dead. I immediately consulted Apple's support website and tried every solution that they suggested to fix the battery (Update the OS, update the battery itself, resetting the PMU, etc...) with still no results. This forum is my last alternative before having to call up AppleCare. Has anyone else had this problem and more importantly, does anyone know how to fix it?

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(NT) Did you give it time to charge the battery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 1:55 AM PDT
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Yes.
by briancrawfordsmith / August 4, 2007 1:57 AM PDT

I've left it plugged in for days and it still doesn't detect the battery or charge it.

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Ouch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 4:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

Sorry I had to ask because the story and picture I read in your post didn't appear to give the battery much time.

One more idea. Did you take the battery out and put it back in a few times?

Why do that? The contacts could need a little scrub.

OK, next up. See if your battery is in that recall range. Then call that in for a free battery exchange.

Bob

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