Late 2011 model, A1278 / 2.4 GHz i5 or 2.8 GHz i7 processor.

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Won't charge, will only startup while plugged in, very slow

Hey there,

Really hoping for some answers or suggestions after some failed attempts of fixing my MacBook. I first had charging issues a few years back when my oem charger went on me. I used a non apple charger with no issues for a while and then that one slowly went with periods of no charging ( I would have to jiggle it around the port to start charging). Eventually it stopped working and my computer died. After a bit I bought another charger but my MacBook will.no longer charge. When plugged in the MagSafe will go green, I turn my MacBook on, but startup is extremely slow. My cursor is glitchy and jumpy, and my battery does not charge above 0. I have done an SMC reset with no luck. Possible battery replacement? From personal experience if I were to bring it into Apple would they give me a decent layout of what's going on or just try and charge me an arm or a leg? I would love to get it running again, upgrade the ram and run high sierra for hevc

Thanks for any help it is much appreciated,

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I think I may have found the problem... surprised it even turned on for me. Also fixed my tack pad issue. Thanks for the help

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I have seen the slowness with no charging with dead ISL6259 charge controller chips. Could vary well be the battery though. I would order a new battery, Take around 5 min to change and you can find a tri tip screwdriver in the electronics repair kit that they sell at Lowes and change the battery. If it still does not work, it is a board level issue and needs to go to someone that can repair a motherboard. There are several in the US that can including myself. Don't go to Apple, they probably will tell you your machine is obsolete and not help you at all.

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Awesome I will give the battery change a shot. Do you believe it would be worth getting a new charger as well?

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I doubt it will help. As long as you have a green or orange light it's fine

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