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MacBook will not run on battery

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My MacBook is running Snow Leopard will not start up on battery, after 3 secs and some optical drive noise it shuts off. With charger attached it keeps cycling trying over and over to boot.

When I removed battery and reset SMC holding the power switch with battery and AC disconnected it will start on the MagSafe. This is a new battery I have struggled to fully charge and discharge twice but still if it does start on battery is shuts down after a few mins of operation.

I had this attached to a FireWire audio interface and external monitor and stupidly left charger always connected. I have reset SMC, PRAM, out of Ideas

Any help thanks

Update (03/04/2019)

Hi thanks for reply. Between shutdowns these are screen shots from the app:

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Lets get a better idea on the batteries health install this gem of an App CoconutBattery take a snapshot and post it here for us to see Adding images to an existing question

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@a1mac - Martin the battery looks like a newer battery. Lets give the diagnostics a try do you still have the grey installation CD's. One will be labeled diagnostics. using it to boot up your system see what it tells you.

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Hi Dan I purchased this secondhand and do not have the CDs.

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Not good, Can you contact the seller to get them? Otherwise you'll need to find someone local who can diagnose the issue.

There's a good chance the logic board has a problem. Maybe it would be smarter returning it and getting your money back so you can get a better system,

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Hi Dan I purchased this in 2014 secondhand. Can I download diagnostic from online or I have usb stick (OSX 10.6 installer) for my mac Pro tower. Other then that I will have to chance changing Logic board which I am capable of doing.

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Hi Martin,


Definitely try a new battery.

Sometimes these apps are a good guide, but I would still be thinking this battery needs replacing.

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@iphonerepairman - The battery looks good! I'm suspecting there's a logic board issue.

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No problem you can try sourcing a new logic board, though it would be a cheaper option to buy a new battery, even to just confirm. This is more likely to fix it and wouldn't be too expensive if it didn't fix it.

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@iphonerepairman - Go to the first image on the battery details we can see the battery is only 80 days old made on '18-12-11

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