No life, x on battery, shuts down on boot
I changed my keyboard as the volume button had a mind of it's own. However found that the computer at first would not start up. I detached and reattached the keyboard ribbon which fixed it however a few keys were not working. So I decided to disconnect the battery while the mac was on to re-adjust the ribbon.
That is when the MacBook decided it rather RIP, the only sign of live was the mag lite when connected it was green but only when it was connect the battery indicated showed the battery had charge. Tried SMC but no response, PRAM wasn't an option as it was not turning on.
I finally managed to get some response by holding the power button 10 sec and then attaching mag lite then release power button after 10 sec. The mag lite shows no lite and every time the mac is at the boots up stage it turns off. The fans run at max, noisy. If mag lite is disconnected it turns off. I have tried to disconnect the battery overnight but still nothing. As I was able to turn on the mac with the above method I did a PRAM, not fixed!
I had to run it n safe mode, which was successful, but of course limited. On the battery icon was an "x", battery is not recognised but the battery is new from last year. I then tried to do a Hardware test via "option + D". The mac shuts off a minute into the test.
I have downloaded coconut battery but that also does not recognise the battery as being connected. I tried to do a reinstall but installation does not trust the verification for some reason, so will not start install (checkmate)!
Does anyone have any ideas as to what is the next step to get this sleeping beauty back as an action man?
P.S I did clean the fans and added some lub to the centre as one of them was making a bad noise. Could this have caused an issue?
Is this a good question?