Macbook Battery Not Recognised

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shambo, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. shambo macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    Okay a few weeks ago my Macbook battery died and would not be recognised - it had an X through the icon at the top of the desktop and would not charge. Thinking the battery is dead I ordered a new one on from internet which has arrived today. However this battery is not being recognised either as there is still the X through the icon at the top and it is also not charging however if I press the small buton on the underside of the new battery it lights up 3 green lights so I am guessing there is a charge already in it but why is the Macbook not recognising the new or old battery? :confused:

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    How old is the MacBook ?

    Since the new battery is ok - it can mean a fault in the DC board, the battery connector or more likely in the logicboard itself.......
     
  3. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    I bought the Macbook in Aug 2006.

    I'm guessing a repair will be expensive. :(
     
  4. jtibbitt macrumors regular

    jtibbitt

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    I had the same problem. It was a faulty logic board. Very expensive if not under warranty.
     
  5. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    Roughly how much? :( And was it worth it? Since the battery hasn't charged I have just been using it powered from the adaptor.

    edit>> And yeah it's out of warranty.
     

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