2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 6:23 PM by mleeber
mleeber Level 1 (0 points)

I am resurrecting an old MacBook from late 2007. I picked up a new 85 watt PS and while the mb runs while plugged in it says not charging. Is there a way to tell if it is just a bad battery or if it is something else?


I was going to max out the RAM to 4 GB and put an SSD in it, will the new series of SSDs work in an older MacBook? Am I wasting my time with it? It is replacing a 2006 mini that is not compatible with Lion so almost anything is an improvement. And a new MB Pro is not in the cards.



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Late 2007
  • kostby Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.


    , About This Mac, More Info..., Hardware, Power should produce a display like this, telling how many cycles are on the battery, and condition. Regardless of cycle count (300 is considered 'average') if the battery won't hold a charge, the message will probably read 'Replace Battery'

    If no battery info is displayed, it's absolutely time to replace the battery.


    2Screen shot 2012-05-02 at 9.00.33 PM.png

    The display shows a 2-year old replacement battery which has lost over 20% of original capacity.

    A new battery should have about 5500 mAh capacity.


    I've only upgraded mechanical drives, no SSD's yet, so I can't help you with that question. I've purchased several RAM and disk upgrades from OtherWorldComputing (www.macsales.com), a great source of info about upgrading Apple hardware.

  • mleeber Level 1 (0 points)

    Great info! 925 cycles and is says replace now. Thank you!