Model A1237 or A1304 / 1.6, 1.8, 1.86, or 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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new battery not charging after installation

I just installed a new battery for my macbook air (A1237) along with a new keyboard. Keyboard is fine, but the battery initially says "Not charging" then eventually transitions to "0%". I've ruled out bad charger (using charger from new macbook air) and I've reset the smc per Apple instructions (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964). Not sure if it's relevant, but it seems the wireless detects networks, but will not connect even though I know I have the right password. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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What OS are you using? 10.x?

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it's 10.6.2.

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I have seen cheap (e.g. Chinese) batteries that fail right out of the box.

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FWIW I have a similar problem and not solved it... suddenly a known good battery (~,100 cycles) & charger will display the X in the menu bar, be AWL in System Profiler, but after a SMC or PRAM reset it works for a time or two and in System Profiler all is good. In order to boot the machine or do the SMC/PRAM resets I have to be connected to the magsafe.

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The "fix" for removable batteries suggested by Apple is to reseat it. So try that... don't completely button up the laptop until its working.

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Download and run Coconut battery to get an idea of what is going on with your battery. Do a hardwire ethernet connection to your modem and do your system updates to 10.6.8. Let us know your results. http://www.coconut-flavour.com/

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Macbook Air AFAIK has no ethernet port...

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Head - I think you're right on the ethernet port.

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