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

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MacBook dies when unplugged

2006 macbook 1.83 core duo 250gb 2gb ram.

will not charge battery, and will die if unplugged from a/c power instantly. i have a nother macbook, same exact model, and i have swapped batteries and have swapped a/c adapters. same thing, will still dies instantly if unplugged. i know its not the battery or the a/c adapter... im hoping its NOT logic board. maybe DC in board?

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It very well could be the DC-in board this what i would do.

1st click on the apple and go into "about this mac" then hit "more info" and then in the left hand side bar click on "power" and look at the cycle count and also the conduction. then go head and pop in the install disk and hold D upon start up and see if the computer gives you any errors but this could also be an OS problem, so if you have a firewire cable, put your working MacB into target mode and connect the two and have the "problemed" MacB boot into the "good" MacB and see if the problem continues, if so then yes it could be the DC_in board or possibly the logic board.

if you need any help feel free to email me


Tim Klesse


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+ Good answer. Hold the "T" key down when booting into Target Mode. Your personal information could be considered spamming so put it on your Avatar page.


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