The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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MacBook turns off after few minutes with battery

when using MacBook on battery, it turns itself off after a few minutes of usage. After a minute or two, I can restart it for a few minutes.

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You just need a new battery, if you have an older Core or Core 2 Duo white or black one, get this one here, or if you have a newer unibody, get this one (model A1278), or get this one (for Model A1342).

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Use Applications->Utilities->System Profiler - power menu to check number of cycles and battery condition

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