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HT3205: About the battery indicator lights on MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008 and later)

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HT3205 MacBook battery isn't working ALL OF A SUDDEN!

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Hi, I have an MacBook from early 2008. Last week my battery was working 3+ hours without being plugged in. Then I noticed that the battery percentage icon was not changing from 100% and wasn't accurately displaying the charge. When it was close to dying, it warned me (at first) but the icon still showed the wrong information. This morning it worked 3 hours without plugging in although it said 100% for 3 hours then suddenly shut off (without warning).  Now it says 100%, green light is on but it's not charged, if I unplug it shuts down immediately.

 

I know it's an older MacBook and I could understand if the battery life was slowly becoming shorter, but to go from working perfect to dying doesn't make sense. I've taken really good care of the battery/charging since I purchased it (accordingly to apple instructions).

 

Any help would be great!

 

I have tried to follow steps to take out battery, power down, etc.

 

Thank You!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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