Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Battery and sleep connector pin out for external charging

Hi ifixit,

I have continued to have problems charging my battery. I have replaced the magsafe board twice and the sleep connector, also a new battery and power supply.... Many SMC resets etc.. I got it working for a couple months, but again it has stopped charging.

Anyway since I have my old magsafe board and sleep connector, could I rig them up together to charge the battery outside of the macbook?

Or is there an affordable 3rd party solution for charging a macbook battery?

Thank you very much

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How about trying to solve the problem first before you go to a work around? First lets find out the condition of your battery. Go here, download and run Coconut Battery and let us know the results:

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I got a new battery. From the System profiler:

Health Information:

Cycle count: 25

Condition: Good


What information do you want from coconutBattery? Battery capacity is 76%


The only thing besides the logic board to look at is the battery connector, see if it has any corrosion on it: MacBook Core 2 Duo Battery Connector Replacement


Replaced the battery connector. No signs of corrosion.


Did you spill something in it?


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