I have an older MacBook - not the aluminium unibody, the white one. Bought in the US.
All of a sudden it has stopped accepting the charge. Once I plugin the MagSafe connector it goes to green immediately doesn't charge up the battery.
If I remove the MagSafe connector, it powers down the laptop.
I have tried resetting the SMC - per the instructions on Apple's support site. That doesn't work. Perhaps I am doing it wrong? Doubt it though.
I tried putting the battery in the freezer for 14 hours, that doesn't work. This computer was not in storage, it had been in frequent use before the battery just decided to die.
If the battery needed replacement, wouldn't putting it in the freezer for a few hours at least give me back some juice?
I have OS X Lion installed on the machine.
When I go to the 'Power' section of my System Report, it says that the Battery should be replaced now under Condition. The cycle count is 487 - based on my readings, this sounds low (no??).
More info from the System Report on the Battery:
Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 0 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge CApacity (mAh): 3416 Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): 0 Voltage (mV): 9448