Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Battery not charging, shuts down under load, why?

Battery status is "not charging" and the light is green. The computer sometimes restarts when under heavy load. I have:

- Reset the SMC

- Reset the PRAM

- Tried multiple chargers

- Bought a new battery

- Replaced the MagSafe board

I am out of ideas. Thanks!

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New batteries (especially cheap Chinese ones) have been known to be bad straight out of the box so if this not an Apple battery that could be the answer.

Is there other history here you've not shared (dropped, wet, stacked)?

Run AHT and see what it finds. Since is is an "under load intermittent issue" you may have to run it 2 or 3 times in a row to get it stressed enough to toss an error.

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