Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum and I tried searching but most of what I found was due to battery issues. Heres the quick story. For the last year my MBP hasn't started without being plugged in. I bought a Retina MBP and 3 days before it came in the mail, my '08 completely died with all my information in it. I bought a new battery (very cheap one) for 20 dollars on Amazon. I figured I just needed it to run while plugged in for a few hours so I could get my stuff off of my computer. Well, said new battery did absolutely nothing. When I turn my computer on, it makes the normal 'turning on' sound (IDK what to call it, but it's normal) and then one second later shuts off. If I hold the button, it goes for a couple seconds then the sleep light flashes rapidly and the computer shuts off. What is wrong? Just as a note: I bought a hard drive casing and took my hard drive out and put it in the casing to get my info out of the computer. Now I'd just like to get it working to have as maybe a second computer... Id be willing to put 100 ish dollars into it if it would fix it, but no more than that. If it is dead though, any ideas on projects I can do with it? Maybe take out the key board or do something with the screen etc.... I love my retina. CS6 is just fine on it until adobe releases the update. I was worried about that. Thank you so much to anyone that even read all of that. I really appreciate it.