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MacBook Pro not detecting new battery

Hi. My MacBook Pro has passed two years and the battery died a few months ago. I have kept it alive with the MegSafe adapter since then with no battery installed.

Recently I bought a replacement battery from a local (Norwegian) battery store, an A1321 Li-Polymer 11.1v 5600mAh.

I tried installing it, but the MacBook would not recognize it. Screenshot >>

Translates to "No batteries available."

At first I thought it was a problem with my MacBook, but I tried re-installing the old, dead battery and it would recognize it (although it would not charge.)

So I contacted the battery store and they sent a new replacement but still no luck. The MacBook will not detect the battery. I have also tried resetting the SMC, but I'm not sure if I've done so correctly; the MegSafe indicator did not change states during the button-pressing.

I know the replacement batteries aren't original Apple batteries, is that my only solution - to get an original?

Thank you,

Erik

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You'll need an apple original.

Third party have varied success rates, as you've just noticed. Apple original have circuits that talks to the rest of the systems (heat sensors etc.

I just had one delivered from the US off eBay and it works perfectly. Apple charges £99 here in the UK but I paid $99 incl shipment and tax.

Hope you'll get it resolved.

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Oh, okay. Thank you. :)

I'll just take it in to the local Apple Reseller, they'll do it for $350, and I'll get a 2 year warranty for the battery.

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