Magsafe DC-In board/Battery isssue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StellasDaddy, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. StellasDaddy macrumors newbie

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    I have an Early 2011 MB Pro that needed to have the Magsafe DC-In Board replaced. The problem is that the adapter will not turn yellow or green unless the battery has been disconnected first. Once the battery is reconnected, I close everything up and go about my business. The battery will even charge. However, once I disconnect the Magsafe adapter and go on battery for any amount of time, I must redo the operation above for the adapter to start up and charge the battery. The adapter is also brand new. Any ideas?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Did you try a SMC reset a couple of times (sometimes it takes a few try)? You probably already tried it, but since the post did mention it, I thought it should be verified that the step was performed.
     
  3. StellasDaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I did a few times, but how many could it take ? Thank you for quick reply
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I have heard of people having to do it 2 to 3 times. We now have new information that you in fact did try the SMC reset which would be a step to perform with power issues. That was the only guess I had.
     
  5. frank33v macrumors member

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    I replaced the DC-in board on my 2011 ...not as difficult as it seems. If you are good with your hands it's easy. Hardest part was one of the little ribbon cables. My 2011 is going strong...could use a new keyboard but just because some of the keys letters have worn off.

    Go for it!
     
  6. StellasDaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Mar 4, 2016 ---
    UPDATE: I recently plugged in a friends 60w adapter and the light turns green immediately and will charge the battery. When I plug my 85w back in nothing happens, and I have to disconnect the battery, and then plug the 85w in, wait for the light and reconnect battery. Any thoughts other than go buy a 60w!
     
  7. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    If its working as expected with another adapter I would not bother with anymore SMC resets/PRAM reset as its going to be attributed to the adapter. You should only buy an 85w adapter if you're using a 15''+ MBP, if its a 13'', opt for a 60w. Be sure to only buy an Apple branded adapter as there are_a_ton of fake adapters out there.
     

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