About a week ago my 2008 non-unibody MBP started to die for no reason. I have a battery that has never been replaced and though it will last about 20 minutes it is essentially dead. It would die when the power cord was plugged in though, which I did not think it is supposed to do. When dead it would not start at all. My old battery info is as follows: Battery Information: Model Information: Manufacturer: Sony Device Name: ASMB012 Pack Lot Code: 0 PCB Lot Code: 0 Firmware Version: 110 Hardware Revision: 500 Cell Revision: 303 Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 916 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 1042 Health Information: Cycle Count: 730 Condition: Replace Now Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): -2149 Voltage (mV): 11352 I noticed at times the LED on the power cord was not lit, and then 5 minutes later after doing nothing it would be lit. Sometimes the computer would die and the LED would not light (obviously won't work here), sometimes the LED would be lit red and it would still not start. I need a new battery, and probably also a new cord, so ordered them. I got the battery and it cranked right up. Power cord LED is red. Desktop indicates "battery is not charging". I can't make this post and also put the stats but essentially it gives a mAmp total of 2500/5500 (ballpark), and status not charging. Why would my new battery not charge? Is this my power cord? Right now the LED on the cord just went from red to out. It has been red for 2 hours though. 1) why would new battery not be charging when LED on power cord is red? 2) is my power cord bad? I have a new one coming, but they shipped it from CHINA! Wow. 4 days before it gets here. 3) Is something worse wrong? This is my bigger fear. Something worse that the cord and the battery. Thanks for any insight.