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no charging, no wake up after a dead battery change battery


I bought a dead Macbook pro with battery in bad condition, the battery was inflated.

I bought a new battery from Ifixit :) thinking I was on the good way.

I replaced it and then .... nothing !

current status is :

the battery is half charged

the battery indicator works fine

the Macbook don't start :

with the battery

with the charger with or without battery

the magsafe stay green (try with another...same result)

I have tried SMC.... no result.

I can change any components or make any tests necessary, but I don't have the schematic or board.

Please help me, thank you.


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How does the logic board look any corrosion or wet stains? You'll want to pull it and look at the other side. Review this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Logic Board Replacement.

Use a piece of electricians tape to help you ease out & then back in the ribbon cables by creating a pull tab.

Take your time & make sure you don't force things!

Reference these images to help you compare things:

Don't pop the heat sink at this time!

Update (09/18/2017)

Review your connections as you may have not fully inserted the ribbon cables into the clamps.

I would also recommend you get a USB keyboard & mouse as you may need to use them if the keyboard & trackpad is damaged which is what I'm suspecting. You'll need to use the Power Pads located on the logic board to turn the system on with the keyboard & trackpad cables disconnected.

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thanks for answering my question.

Well the board is allready out of the Mac and there is no corrosion.

the board has no burn component.

Looking forward...



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