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Macbook battery not charging

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    hcdawgsrule Feb 28, 2012

    when u last charged it did u yank it out?



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If it is under a year old, then you may have a case for a free replacement by Apple. If it is older, then you'll have to buy a new battery and recycle the old one. All laptop batteries have a maximum lifespan and will have to be replaced at some point in the future.

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