Replacement battery does not charge
In a very similar situation to New battery from ifixit will not charge...help! I received a replacement Macbook Air battery from iFixit that will not charge. I've seen a couple of other people with the same problem and wondering if there is anything else I should be trying before returning it. I was under the impression that batteries were tested before being sent out?
As the second answer suggests, there is an initial period of a couple of minutes where the charging light goes from green to orange. However, it will always go back to green again and the laptop will show the X sign on the battery if switched on. Resetting SMC using the COPS method will cause the light to turn orange again but after a couple of minutes it fails. This is on OS X 10.6.
In the linked question the solution is to apply updates, replug the battery, reset PMU (really SMC?) and try a different charger. I've not yet tried a different charger but have checked for updates, replugged the battery twice and reset SMC several times.
Additionally there is some small damage to one corner of the plastic which I think prevents the battery from seating completely flush. Should I just return it?