Cannot charge my 17" Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elf69, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    I have a 2007 pro and it came without a battery.

    So bought a genuine used one on ebay.

    206 cycles and 97% health.

    But says charging with 1.0 watts and 3 days to charge.

    I removed battery and held power button for 5 seconds to do SMC reset.

    What can I do?
     
  2. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    Well I let it plugged in all nigh with laptop off.

    It has charged.

    On battery now at work, at 85% and coconut battery claims 2 hours and 15 mins remaining.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Not bad for a battery thats that old.
     
  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    It is 7.3 years old an only 206 cycles.

    I thought be good buy a genuine than a unknown compatible from ebay.

    It is kinda usable on battery and I usually carry an charger as use same 85W charger for both my macbooks.
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    I have given it a few full cycles to point it powers off.

    Now capacity is 6273 of the original 6300

    Not bad for a 7.3 year old battery.
     

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