"Also we encountered problems where 1 of the FET's on the control board of the battery itself went into a latch-up state. This can be solved by shorting drain and source shortly. (Be carefull!) Hope this helps someone." Can anyone elaborate or clearly explain what this means?
@yarangula URALI Not sure if you ever solved this issue, but I am having 99% the same issue you are having. The computer only turns on after I have unplugged the battery, and auto turns on after plugging in the mag safe power cord to the computer. The computer turns on without even pressing the power button. This particular computer might have experienced some water damage as I had to replace the logic board to get it to even display a picture on the screen. One way you could test to see if you have a faulty power button is to boot the computer, and see if you can force shut down the computer holding the power button down. This is something I just tested, and just noticed I can not turn off the computer holding down the power button, so I am assuming there is something faulty happening with the power button.