There is an x on my battery icon for my mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by krojas27, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. krojas27 macrumors newbie

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    My macbook is a Mac OS X 10.5.8 and I bought it back in 2008/09.
    The computer will not turn on unless the power adapter is plugged in. When I unplugged it it stayed on but the battery was still an x. I went to my mac preference panel and it read as such:

    Battery Information:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 0
    Battery Installed: No
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 0

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 15
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: Yes
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: No
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes

    Hardware Configuration:

    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No

    Do I have to get a new battery? replace the computer? can I still use it as long as the charger is attached? and will it hurt my computer if I use it this way?

    ~Sorry for so many questions and Thanks in advance.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    You're battery is dead. Replacing it should work.
     
  3. aerok macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's $150 at the Apple Store or $50 for diy buying battery at eBay
     
  4. powers74 macrumors 68000

    powers74

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    Not necessarily. My brother has one and his battery indicator also has an "X" but it's a brand new battery. But the laptop also won't stay on unless it's plugged in either. So maybe a slightly different issue. Trying to figure it out now.
     
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Reset the SMC. Might help. If not the battery is dead. Your brother should reset the SMC too but if that doesn't work it is defective.
     

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