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Macbook shutdown when power source removed

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#1 kolle050


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hi guys,

For some reason, my Macbook (purchased in December 2008) shuts down when I remove the power cord. I'm assuming it's a problem with the battery, but... can it be fixed?

Thanks for your time,


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#2 Buddyme2


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

Is there an error showing when you click on the batteries icon on the menu bar? You can check the health of the battery with coconutBattery.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

Click the button on the bottom of the battery and see if any lights turn on if not then the battery probably needs replaced they're like $100 in the US
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:19 AM

Replace your Battery with a new one

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

Have you tried borrowing someones battery yet to see if it stayed powered on?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:52 AM

Did you get this resolved?

All batteries fail over time, even Apple ones (so they should never be glued in! :mellow: ).

Dell laptop batteries seem to last 12-18 months and MacBook's last around 24-36 months before getting significant power loss.

What version of OS X are you on? As the Mac actively detects the time left, there is a little hardware / software interaction which may cause instant shutdown.

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