Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Battery is randomly recognized and charged

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I spilled some liquid over my MacBook. After I dried it for several days it runs fine on a power adapter. The battery is not recognized, X over the battery symbol. But the MacBook runs fine on a charged battery but it does not charge it. So I opened the machine and did not see any spill but I removed the magsafe and the battery cable and cleaned what I could see with alcohol and blew it dry pressured air.

Then suddenly the battery was recognized and it started charging. I turned the MB off and suddenly the X over the battery symbol. So I cleaned again the battery contact. I reset PMU and all the standar stuff. Suddenly the battery was recognized again. Now it is not recognized anymore. I tried another working battery with no success. This battery works fine in another MacBook.

I have read all the threads here I could find about the subject and it seems the next step is a new logic board??

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Hi, I solved this one myself. I was recommended a new logic board and glad I did not follow that advice because I just changed the battery connector and voila everything is fine now. You can get it from MacRecycling here: http://mac.macrecycling.com/battery-conn...

Just check that your MacBook is Energy-Star or not so you get the correct part.

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Hi, first off, good job solving it yourself, but can you please post your solution as an Answer and accept it, rather than a comment, so that this can be removed from the Unresolved and No Answers section? Thanks

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Sorry rab, that is not the DC in component. It's the MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor: MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

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Ah whoops, thanks for the catch, i'll fix it.

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So the solution was to replace the battery connector. Buy this part: http://mac.macrecycling.com/battery-conn.... I must have overlooked because I could not find this part on ifixit but I saw it now. Of course I urge people to support this site and the part is really cheap.

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Hi, I solved this one myself. I was recommended a new logic board and glad I did not follow that advice because I just changed the battery connector and voila everything is fine now. You can get it from MacRecycling here: http://mac.macrecycling.com/battery-conn... Just check that your MacBook is Energy-Star or not so you get the correct part.

My note: The part the poster is referring to is the battery connector sleep sensor, please purchase it from iFixit to support this site, rather than a different vendor.

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