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Battery won't charge. Replaced battery, charger and DC Input board

Battery won't charge. Bought a new battery and a new charger. The I purchased a new DC Input card from Fixya.com. That didn't help either. COuld it be the motherboard?

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  • heyguyritter May 29, 2009

    Joe, that didn't work. No matter what I try if I go into the System Hardware overview and click on Power, it says the battery is not installed. The new DC Input board didn't help. Must be the battery compartment or the Logic board. I have a brand new battery and charger. This is a Mac Book Pro 13.3" Intel Core Duo bought in Jan 2007

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Hello,
Please check this article at apple support:
http://www.apple.com/support/macbook_macbookpro/batteryupdate/

Thanks Damien

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Blah blah insert witty technical sounding things here... If this is one of the white plastic body MacBookss, please refer to a intro to DC 101... No seriously now, clean your connections.... 3 places in particular, 1.) The pins at the mag charge port outside and in (get the **** that has built up over the years out and also where the mag board connects to the logic board) DO NOT REATTACH YET!!! 2.) Now look straight down the side of the board, where the battery connector attaches to the logic board <--- REPEAT STEP 1 (Don't get excited yet, this is called preventative maintanence) STEP 3 AKA THE REPAIR) Now start unscrewing that pesky ALUMINUM frame or as I like to refer to it as "the thing that connects the battery to the ground plain". Make sure to disassemble in as many places as possible and clean both sides of the frame as possible. NOTE: As you do this please refer to the pile of white powder the will begin forming on your work area. Don't get excited this not an illegal substance and does not hold any kind of street value... It's ALUMINIUM OXIDE... The sad byproduct of a combination of time and aluminum. The nifty thing aluminum oxide is that it does NOT conduct electricity. It's a fantastically thin awesome insulator. Seriously clean this framework and your pin connectors... Don't negate the sockets or copper pads on the boards either. Now reassemble, and be amazed as to how well that old battery still dances around any windows machine... Battery life issues many times may also be resolved by this repair. But Always remember to check for a "BULGED" battery, if your battery is becoming lumpy do yourself a favor and shop amazon.

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  • Jay Dubbs Apr 06, 2012

    Sorry since this is one of the pro's concentrate on cleaning the ground plain.... The frame and spaces inbetween. Grounding grounding grounding. Make that frame shine and clean those copper pads also...

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The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is on the logic board of the computer. As the name implies, it is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.
Over time, the settings in the System Management Controller may become unusable, which can result in operational anomalies with the computer. Examples include not turning on, not waking from sleep, not charging the battery, or not recognizing the AC Adapter, among others.
Resetting the SMC is not intended for resolution of a stall or situation in which the computer is unresponsive. An SMC reset should not be necessary except as a last resort in cases where a hardware issue with the power management system is suspected. Performing an SMC reset resets the hardware power management functions.
For most situations, a restart is sufficient. If the computer has stopped responding, try each one of these steps, one by one. Test between each step to see if it has worked. If one step works, don't worry about the next one. You should only reset the SMC if you've tried all of the steps listed here and the computer still isn't working.

  1. Force Quit (Option-Command-Escape)
  2. Restart (Control-Command-Power)
  3. Force Shut Down (press the power button for 10 seconds)
Only perform an SMC reset on the computer if none of the above steps resolved the situation. If this is the case, see below for instructions on locating the reset button or key combination for your model of computer. If your computer is earlier than the models listed here, see "Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)" or "PowerBook: Resetting Power Management Unit (PMU)".
MacBook, MacBook Pro except MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the computer's battery.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
  4. Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
  5. Press the power button to restart the computer
Note: Starting with MacBook Pro (Late 2008) and MacBook (Late 2008) models, you may instead use the reset method for MacBook Air (below) to reset the SMC. All earlier models of MacBook and MacBook Pro must use the method described above, which involves removing the battery.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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