Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Battery recognized, but not charging.

I have an A1181 Macbook. The system recognizes the battery but it doesn't charge. I've already replaced the battery, charger and DC-in. The only two options I have is the logic board or the battery connector. Which of the two options makes the best sense?

The laptop was given to me because the hard drive was damaged. I replaced the HDD and it was fine. I put it in the closet for a couple weeks and all of a sudden it wasn't charging the battery. I tried all the recommended resets as well, but those didn't work.

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The battery connector board is the most likely culprit. To be sure you get the correct part please be more specific on your exact machine; Go here to identify:

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook...

MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (Energy Star)

MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star) Image
MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (Energy Star) Image

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Thanks, I will give this a shot and let you know!

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Looking at these, I remember taking the connector apart yesterday to look at it. It's definitely the ES model.

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An update to the situation. I ordered a new connector but it hasn't arrived yet. Additionally, I decided to get a new battery on a whim, and wouldn't you know it, it's charging now. I guess it's the battery, but I will be changing the connector anyway. That's what I get for trying to buy a battery on the cheap.

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Which battery worked and which didn't? Just so the rest of us will know.

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The bad battery is a Coolgo battery. The good one, so far is from iBatty.

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