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2.26 GHz (A1342) MacBook Unibody 13"

Hi dear users,

i've a MacBook White, it's modell is :


and according to apple :


it's MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)

The Problem with my macbook is when i unplug the charger it shuts off - so it need always a charger. When i shut down the computer completely and boot it again the date resets to 1 july 2001 and the time is also not correct- it shows the time when i turned macbook off.

After asking some mac users ( i'm new to mac ) they told me it's because of battery and i need to change it.

After reading this nice tutorial about chaning the battery for macbook white :

MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Battery Replacement

i've decided to buy a one which is this one :

MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1342 Late 2009) Battery

but i get an error that the product is not for sale.

2 Questions :

1. Will changing my battery fix my problem ?

2. If yes, can i buy this battery for my macbook white ? MacBook Unibody (Model No. A1342 Mid 2010) Battery

Thanks for any help.

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Download and run Coconut Battery to get a much better idea of the condition of your battery.


Let us know your results.

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i haven't test what you said - i will do it later :-)

@ mayer,

i've downloaded the program and opened it, here is the result : http://i43.tinypic.com/24odegi.png

and another screenshot of the system preferences about the power :


P.S. : the percent is 95% for about one week or more - it doesn't increase/decrease itself.

Thanks for the help and waiting for your response.



It's reading this battery as new. Have you already replaced it? If it's the old battery, try disconnecting it from the logic board and then reconnect it and run Coconut Battery again.


@Beep, i think you're right. take a look also at this picture also : http://i40.tinypic.com/j8fvjt.png

@mayer, no i'v not replaced the battery - i've done what you said before and no success - please take a look at the picture i posted above. I think I must really buy a new one. If there is something else i must do please tell me otherwise i thank you guys for your support :-)



@Beep, thank you very much for your help. Yes i'm going to buy the new battery from this site - if it's not available in my country i'm going to order it from http://de.aliexpress.com/ as you said. thank you again and wish you guys a happy weekend. one23


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it seems the battery is compatible with "All Unibody (Model A1342) 13" MacBooks".



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yeah i see - thanks for the quick help.

btw, have you any thoughts about the problem ? does it occur because of the battery ? shouldn't i check something else befor buying the new battery ?




first of all, does the battery charges when the cord is attached?

Try to check in Apple menu>Info on this Mac>More info...>System summary>Power (Energy) try to read how many recharge cycles has you battery (note that I'm working with italian OSX so menu voices can be different as I translated for you) if >800-1000 you battery has no more life.

If everything fails try to zap PRAM as follow:

1-Shut down the computer.

Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.

2-Turn on the computer.

3-Immediately press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

Continue holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup sound for the second time.

4-Release the keys.

Resetting PRAM may change some system settings and preferences. Use System Preferences to restore your settings.

If nothing happens I think you have to change the battery. IMHO



Thanks - i will try this out and let you know what happened


Looking at the screenshots I think your battery is really gone, you should replace it.


@one23, sorry no alternatives. I experienced the same issue and the solution was a battery replacement. Be careful choosing where you buy the battery, the first one I bought was faulty, the second one I bought on Aliexpress was fine even though refurbished one.



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