Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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MacBook Pro 15” Early 2011 shuts down after Apple logo appears

So today I installed a new battery into my machine. Before I did this, the computer was working 100% fine. I had recently forced the Mac to use integrated graphics because the famous dedicated GPU failure happened to it, but after that, everything was totally normal and I could use it like I did before. When I put in the new battery that I just received shipped from Amazon, it booted up like normal to the desktop screen. Then about a minute later, it shut down. I started to smell a smoking smell, which was extremely concerning. I turned on the computer again, it booted to the Apple logo, a white screen, and then shut off again and did this on repeat. I know it’s not the hard drive because it’s brand new and it works fine on my other computer. I assumed it was logic board failure from a power surge in the battery (battery was brand new that shouldn’t happen! Very disappointed amazon!) but then I ran an Apple hardware test and it said there was nothing wrong with the machine. What should I do?

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You put in a new battery and get a smoking smell. Look to the battery!

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I took the battery out. It’s not even in there anymore. I’m still getting the same issue unfortunately.


It's still smoking?


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