Help! Macbook pro battery connection

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by moralles, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. moralles macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014

    I have bought a Early 2013 13" macbook pro i7 3.0GHz (A1425)

    It had its ssd removed by the place I bought it from.

    There is still no ssd inside

    Powers on while charger is connected, goes black as soon as you take it out.

    I ran it from external ssd and it was running ok, just extremely slow.

    I have poped the back cover off and It seems like the battery is connected.

    It was probably never disconnected while they were taking the ssd out.

    My question is:

    *Does SSD not being inside has anything to do with laptop not getting power from battery?
    *What connections should i check to make sure it is all connected?


    *Is it normal for it to run extremely slow when booting from external drive (16Gb usb2 flash)?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, since USB 2.0 is a slow interface and then many USB flash storage thumb drives have quite slow flash modules, with transfer speeds of around 5 to 20 MB/s. Even a USB 2.0 HDD is faster than that.

    May we know, why the flash module is removed?
  3. moralles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014
    I have bought it off an auction so they remove all memory as a standard procedure to protect any information previous owner might have left behind.

    BTW: Thanks for the reply! Still need to figure out the battery thing.

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