Charging and Other issues.
Hey, I am currently using a MacBook (NOT MacBookPro) from 2008. Recently, the battery puffed up, and the charging was getting funky before that, so I got a new battery. Now the new battery and charging cord I bought will not hold a charge. The mac tells me the battery is "not charging" even when it's plugged in, and that is the only way I can run it - if the cord is plugged in. If the cord comes out, the mac shuts off and will not start at all until the cord is replaced.
After some research, I found that this may be caused by settings in the SMC, or also by issues with firmware. So I tried resetting the SMC as per the instructions on the Apple site - that was useless. Nothing happened, plus, how can you reset anything at all with the battery removed from your computer, and the computer shut down? I am confused by this. But I did it. Nothing happened. I tried a slight variation of the process, suggested by my nerd friend, still nothing. So I moved on to trying to manually update the SMC firmware, since some of the updates seem to address this exact issue. All the updates would not start because my mac "doesn't need" it, or it would say they weren't compatible versions.
I guess my question is this - does anyone have any bright ideas on how to manually MANUALLY install the SMCUpdate? I know that my computer needs this, I don't care what the MacUpdate program says! The firmware is all jacked up, but my mac thinks it's up to date and functioning properly. I looked at the Console log, and noticed many, many instances of objects being released without pools. It says "no pool - just leaking" in the logs during the times where I was trying to install this SMCUpdate. ANY HELP??!? :D