MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months
Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013
My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.
SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.
While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery. But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:
Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.
So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.
Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?
Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.
Is this a good question?