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Battery? I have a Macbook with leopard, only a few months old. A few days ago, it wouldn't turn on. So i figured the battery wasn't charged. I plugged it in to the power adapter and it turned on. But the battery status is "not charging" and it remains at 0%. I removed the battery while the power adapter was connected, and that did nothing, I also removed the battery while the Power adapter wasn't connected. There are some other minor things that happen also, occasionally the application "Photobooth" will not open. I have problems with it opening websites occassionally, even if I have full wireless reception. And for the first 2 days that I was experiencing this battery problem, the help chapter on battery status "not charging" in the help program would not open.

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    my battery wont charge either

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Could be a disc error. Make sure your battery is in the correct way as it can go in 2 different ways. Line the slots on the battery to the prongs on the laptop. Before I go on, it may be you battery is dead for some reason?

Go to applications folder, find disc utility and hit "repair disc" it will come up with ANY problems your computer is having. You will then have the option to "fix errors"

Try that.

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