Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Replaced topcase now battery won't charge

I replaced the topcase and now battery will not accept a charge. Works fine while plugged into outlet. Magsafe does not light up unless I plug into another MBP prior to connecting it to the repaired one, and only lights up for a few seconds. Ive reset the SMC and checked battery status, says in good condition.

Prior to replacing topcase battery was fine.

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Double check that connector, and the cable for proper fit/damage. Many times people damage connectors tearing them from the logic board, or, think that they have a good connection when it isn't completely square or "clicked" in.

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Thanks for the reply, but no luck. Works fine when plugged into outlet. Nice desktop huh?


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Download and run Coconut Battery and let us know your results. I suspect your MagSafe board or your connection from the MagSafe board to the logic board. http://www.coconut-flavour.com

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I installed the battery into another MBP to fully charge & reinstalled into defective one.

Current charge 4965 mAh

Maximum charge 4992 mAh


Current capacity 4992 mAh

Design capacity 5770 mAh


Mac Model MacBookPro 7,1

Age of your Mac 28 months

Battery load cycles 393

Battery temperature 29.4C

Battery power usage -0.0 Watt plugged to AC

Battery power usage 3.6 Watt


Replaced DC board..still no dice.


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