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60W Magsafe workable with White Macbook 13"?

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Jun 9, 2010 2:53 PM
Our cat chewed the past two power adaptor chords so we purchased the 60 W Magsafe Power Adaptor. We just got it today for our White Macbook 13" with 10.5.8 system. The green light was dim for a few seconds, then went bright green. However, on the screen it says "not charging", and the power source is the power adaptor. It says its not charging the battery but it must be because it was dead. It works with the new adaptor plugged in but when we take it off, it dies.

Did we get the wrong power adaptor? We checked online on this site and it said it was the right one. Please help.
Macbook 13 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 2:57 PM (in response to Jayo83)
    Did you purchase the adapter from Apple?

    Are you near an Apple store so you could try an adapter there?

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (Tiger); 3G iPod 15 GB, Blueberry iBook/Gemini! :D
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 3:34 PM (in response to Jayo83)
    Let's see how your battery is doing then.

    Open up System Profiler in Applications>Utilities. Click on Power in the left-hand pane. Copy the Battery information and paste it here.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (Tiger); 3G iPod 15 GB, Blueberry iBook/Gemini! :D
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 4:08 PM (in response to Jayo83)
    There's the issue! Your battery is completely worn out. Take a look here:

    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 752

    Charge remaining of 0 means the battery is completely drained. Full charge capacity of 0 means the battery cannot be charged. Cycle count of 752 means your battery has served you well and it's time for a replacement.

    The removable battery in a 13" MacBook is rated for about 300 cycles of good performance (maintaining 80% or more of the original capacity) before the health starts to go downhill. You have been lucky to get more than twice that out of this battery.

    A replacement battery should take care of your issues!

    In the future, avoid running on battery power if possible. Keep the power adapter connected at all times, and calibrate the battery once every 2~3 months.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (Tiger); 3G iPod 15 GB, Blueberry iBook/Gemini! :D
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 4:17 PM (in response to Jayo83)
    No problem!

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (Tiger); 3G iPod 15 GB, Blueberry iBook/Gemini! :D

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