Macbook battery issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by timomk, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. timomk macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010

    My macbook says it has a full battery when I turn it on, but after a about 5min my macbook shuts down and one of the little green lights on the battery flashes. When I plug my macbook back into the power adapter it powers right back up.

    Do I need a new battery?

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Sounds like a totally dead battery, yes. You can check it's condition using either Coconut Battery or in the system profiler.
  3. timomk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010
    Thanks, I forgot to mention that if I plug my macbook into the power cord and use it for a bit, when I un-plug the power cord the macbook seems to work fine.

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