Caution: My MBP batter is dead?

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  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    My MBP battery is dead while replacing my 4gb ram with 8gb ram.
    I followed instructions provided in ifixit site and then boom its dead when i tried to reboot it. i took it to apple store and they told me they have to replace it. which is going to cost 180 dollars.

    I am planning to buy one off ebay. Can any one suggest me any idea.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Don't buy one off of ebay unless it's genuine Apple. Third party batteries usually don't hold a charge and die within 3 months.


    How the hell did you manage to kill your battery with a RAM change? Are you sure it isn't simply badly plugged in or that your RAM isn't bad?
     
  3. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i took it to the apple store and they said it the battery is dead.
     
  4. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    How old is your system? How many cycles did the battery had before this happened?
     
  5. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought this laptop last year march(2010). I didn't remember the cycles it had on it. but it was working just fine before the ram replacement
     
  6. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you should just let Apple replace it. Still not sure how a battery could just completely discharge - it's very possible that something else shorted out instead. When Apple tries to replace the battery, they may discover what else may be wrong with the laptop.
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Boot up while connecting to power and then go into System Profiler and check your battery information.
     
  8. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is my screen shot of mbp
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  9. skinnybones111 macrumors member

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    Wouldn't that mean that its not plugged in correctly because it doesn't show up?, My six year old MacBook battery died and it did show up it just wouldn't hold a charge I think it had like 800 cycles
     
  10. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my battery sign changes from "x" to not charging and it stays like forever
     
  11. skinnybones111 macrumors member

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    Okay well from my experience when I took out the battery from my macbook (It was removable) the X would show, Meaning yours might be not plugged in correctly?
     
  12. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    If I'm not mistaken, Apple laptop batteries have one or more controllers and circuitry that manage it. This could be what's fried if the battery is seated properly and all the contacts are touching.
     
  13. skinnybones111 macrumors member

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    But when the X shows it means there is no battery or its not recognized


    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1457?viewlocale=en_US
    last edited 2009
     
  14. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Did you plug the battery back in? Is the battery connector completely plugged into the socket? Did you reset the SMC?
     
  15. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Might as well check the connection and reset SMC.
     
  16. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i checked the pins they look fine. no problem
    one thing i have noticed is, if the battery is in the mac there will be only one green light appears in the bar when its connected or not connected to the power adapter. also the same thing happened when i popped up the battery and started my mac. I did reset the SMC no use
     
  17. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    What does that mean? Is the green light on the MagSafe when it's connected?
     
  18. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes its always green on the mag safe connector
    i was talking about the green light on battery status. i see only one dot
     
  19. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    This might be a far fetched idea, but have you tried putting the original RAM back in to see if that changes anything?
     
  20. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i did put back the original ram, no change
    still the same
     
  21. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Are these the instructions you followed for resetting the SMC:

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
    6. Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.
     
  22. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did the same steps you mentioned, the led light doesn't switches off or blinks still remains the same and the battery is of no change.
    thanks for your help though
     
  23. KushPizzaSleep macrumors newbie

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    thats a complete lie, where are you getting your statistics? You do realize these are all made in the same plants
     
  24. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what are your success rates buying off ebay.
    Also if i wanna buy something off ebay, are there any specific type with life. please share info
     

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