MBP 15" (2008) new battery isn't charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MythicFrost, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    Hey, our old battery said it was needing to be replaced and my dad went out and bought a new battery for our 15" MBP from 2008 - running SL.
    I've put it in, it works, I've plugged the power cord into it, and the little light that indicates it's charging doesn't turn on. I checked in the menu and it said the battery isn't charging.

    I've already pulled it out and then put it back in, shutting down of course. And I just tried resetting the SMC which has done nothing. It's not under warranty.

    EDIT 1: I've just put the old battery back in and it doesn't seem to be charging it either. I'd be curious if the power cord was faulty, but it's powering the MBP at the moment.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #3
    Thanks, I believe the issue is a connector pin in the magsafe plug that is stuck down and won't come up, I think it will need replacing.
     

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