Hello everyone. I'm having troubles with my dad's old Macbook, which he gave up on about 4 years ago. I've taken it upon myself to attempt to bring it back to life. However, it does seem to have a very large set of issues that I'm having a lot of trouble solving. Tech Specs: Macbook Pro (Late 2006) - 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Running OS X Version 10.5.8. Software all up to date. Issue #1: The infamous battery issue; battery not recognized. MagSafe charger shows a very faded green light. Battery icon on the top bar is "X'd" out and 3 attempts at resetting the PRAM and SMC have ALL failed. Battery while plugged in shows a single bright green light on the left. An attempt to replace the battery with an aftermarket battery showed no sign of success and this battery had NO lights lit up at all. Also, this is what I got from pulling up battery info with the battery CONNECTED: Battery Information: Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh): 0 Fully charged: No Charging: No Full charge capacity (mAh): 0 Health Information: Cycle count: 0 Battery Installed: No Amperage (mA): 0 Voltage (mV): 0 Issue #2: The Macbook will randomly shut itself off without warning, usually after about ten minutes of light use. The problem has seemed to water itself down a bit, but it still does occur quite frequently. Finally, if any solutions I receive do not work, will a complete wipe of the hard drive solve these issues? Since this Macbook is so old, none of the files it contains are very important anymore, so if it comes down to it, I am willing to format the system but not before troubleshooting these issues. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!