How do I test to see if my battery is working?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mitchvank, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. mitchvank macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have an A1181 Macbook and when I plug it in to charge it says (Not Charging). Then if I unplug the power the Macbook shuts down instantly. :mad:

    I'm looking at buying a new battery on Ebay but want to know if there is any way of checking to see if my battery is actually not working or if it it another issue.

    Thoughts?:confused:

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Try resetting the SMC.
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. mitchvank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, I will try that now and let you know.
     
  4. mitchvank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately that did not fix the problem.

    Does that mean my battery is broken and I should buy a new one on ebay?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The battery may, indeed, be dead, but I wouldn't trust or recommend any battery that didn't come from Apple.
     
  6. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I am using battery not from Apple and everything is working fine. It's just that the white color is a little darker than the computer.
     

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