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2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Released February 13, 2013.

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MacBook not running off battery after replacement

The battery in my MacBook Pro A1425 was draining fast and had to be charged constantly, so I decided to buy a replacement.

I replaced the battery, it’s recognized by macOS, but it won’t run on battery power, and it says it’s not charging. It only runs with the power cord connected.

I tried to put the old battery back, but it now has the same problem, won’t run of the battery.

So now the new battery is back inside.

Tried resetting SMC a couple of times, but no difference.

This is what coconutBattery tells me.

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It’s possible you got a bad battery, I’d try changing it again. Maybe this time from a different vendor.

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Any Luck with this ? My A1425 does not recognize the battery after I changed the trackpad. I am getting ready to change the battery considering that it is about 5 yrs old and probably done with the cycles. But just wondering if I might run into this issue since I had no issues with the battery prior to replacing the trackpad.

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Nope, no change. I have not tried replacing the battery yet again.

I replaced it with another battery before the one that is currently inside, that one did not work either.

So I have tried two replacement batteries, and the original. And neither of them is charging, or can be run on battery alone.


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