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mac won't turn on or charge


I have change my battery six month ago with a iFixit kit. Everything was going well.

I am in holiday in the Caribbean, when I plugged the charger the first time (It was running out of battery), I had a very short (0,2s) green light on the Magsafe, then it stopped.

And since my mac won't charge at all (no light), I tried the different NVRAM and SMC, with an other Magsafe charger (a friend have exactly the same mac and doesn't have any problem...) - nothing.

I really don't know what to do now. Asking myself if it's a short-circuit that damaged the battery cause of the voltage difference ? Or just that my mac died on me randomly. Am pretty desperate right now because I have all my work on it.

Please, help me :)

Thanks in advance for your advise !

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So the MagSafe LED just goes out? Or did it go Amber.


It lit just once very shortly, then nothing since !


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@jeanlecerf Unfortunately, you most likely have a bad battery (even iFixit isn’t immune to manufacturing defects). There is a known issue with the chips on the batteries board, that either needs replacing (NOT a DIY job) or a replacement battery. I had the exact same issue with a battery for a 2013 MB Air (not purchased from iFixit).

Get in contact with iFixit support about the problem. They’ll take excellent care of you :)

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Thanks for your answer ! How did you do then with your MB ? Changed the battery?


@jeanlecerf I luckily hadn’t recycled the original battery, which was still OK-ish, so I put that back and everything was A-OK again. The supplier was out of stock on the battery, so I’m still waiting for the replacement.


Thanks you very much. I still also have my original one. I'll try when am back home. Fingers crossed !


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Try disconnecting the battery from the logic board and MagSafe. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. Reconnect the battery, the the MagSafe, you should get a spontaneous restart.

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Thanks. But just tried and nothing new...


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