Released June 2009 / 2.66, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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Battery symbol showing X

My MacBook Pro was very warm when I used it last night without the cord. Still showed decent charge when I was done. Didn't charge it overnight. When I went to use it today, it was dead. Plugged it in to charge and powered it up. Came back from Sleep mode(?) as I didn't have to log back in. Indicator light on plug in is green, however, Battery symbol on top bar of screen just shows an "X" instead of remaining battery life. I unplugged cord and computer shut off. Plugged it back in and did the same turn on from sleep mode. Am I safe to think my battery is finished? If so, since this is a unibody, what's my next step?

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What color is the x?


@mayer It's black


Took MB Pro to Best Buy. They have to send it out. 5 days minimum. Contacted Apple Store. Told me I have a "vintage" MB, so they don't typically work on it. Contacted a company they suggested to look at it. Don't keep batteries for that old of a computer, but could look at it and diagnose. They did also suggest another place that told me they might have a battery based on my serial #, but couldn't say for sure until they tried it. Catch is I'm a good distance from where they are located. If it doesn't fit, I'm making two 2-hour each way trips. Can't be without my computer as it is my office.


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Stop spending money! Let me try to help you.

Here's what Apple says to do on a Black battery X:

Most Best Buy techs have less than 3 days of training. Everything has to be shipped off to a real tech for two weeks because they don't know sh*t. Then they charge you thru the nose. I've been repairing Apple products for 37 years, and I'm doing this for free! Who are you going to listen to? Legacy machine means they are to lazy to study. I'm repairing a 1984 128k Mac now.

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@mayer Thanks for your response. However, I was unable to find the location you mentioned. Here's what I found when I went to the system configuration folder: /Users/karmie1/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 10.44.54 AM.png (I hope you can pull this up)


The link works, just click on it. You did not get your screen shot posted.


@mayer Again, I appreciate your time and help. However, I do not see a BatteryUpdater.bundle file/folder. These are the only options in the SystemConfiguration folder that I have: Apple80211Monitor, ApplicationFirewall, Bluetooth, EAPOLControler, InterfaceNamer, IPConfiguration, IPMonitor, KernelEventMonitor, LinkConfiguration, Logger, NetworkIdentification, PPPController, PreferencesMonitor, PrinterNotifications, and wwanConfig. (This is what I tried to screenshot.)


Jim, you know what you need now. So get off your tukus and go Google it. I'm not your mother.


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