Late 2006 MBP -- old battery warped, bought new battery -- NOT CHARGING?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rnc505, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. rnc505 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So on my MBP that I've had since late 2006, the battery began to warp... It got soo bad, and I couldn't even use the click button and it would click randomly.

    An offical Apple replacement battery is hard to find and UBER expensive, so I went to eBay and found a USA after-market MBP battery for my model.

    So, I get it and its awesome! More battery than my MBP has ever had -- > 4 hours lol...

    Not wanting to kill my battery like I did last time, I used it my MBP without keeping it constantly plugged in., so when I came time to charge I get this:

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    And the LED light on my charger is showing green. I've shut it down, restarted, put to sleep, and nothing seems to get the charge going.

    Literally if I were to "pull the plug on my charger" my MBP would just put itself to sleep until I were to plug it back in because the battery is <5%.

    So do I need to reset the SMC or PRAM or PVRAM or whatever they're called (and what do they do?), or do I need to send back the eBay battery and just man up and buy an official Apple replacement?

    Thanks guys,
    Robby
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
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    PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with power, charging or battery issues. Reset the SMC. I wouldn't trust any battery that didn't come from Apple. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     

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