MacBook not recognizing battery, not even in coconutbattery
So here is the problem:
I wanted to upgrade a Macbook Pro 15 Mid 2012 from 4 GB of RAM to 8 GB and switch the HDD for an SSD.
I followed the regular procedure:
- Turned off the macbook
- Opened the case
- Disconnected the battery
- Made the RAM and SSD replacement
- Reconnected the battery
- Case back on
After doing so, I installed macOS Sierra and noticed that the battery icon was gone. I tried disconecting the power cord and the laptop shut down.
I looked over the internet, tried the SMC reset, the P-RAM reset, tried disconecting the battery and reconecting, all that to no success.
The laptop was bought in 2013, the battery has 3 years of intense usage, I don't know the cycles or life as the laptop wasn't mine.
In coconutBattery, the battery doesn't show up.
Is this a case of a dead battery only?
Could it be the RAM or SSD causing trouble?
I get the battery icon with an X only on login screen, after loging in i don't even get the battery icon.
Should I get a new battery to test it out?
I mean, the laptop works great with the power cord conected, nothing fails...
Can you help figure out whats wrong?
I have not been able to get a new battery to test it, but I tried resetting the SMC several times (The light in the charger does not change...);
I did the P RAM reset several times too;
Using a multimeter, is there a way I can check if the pins of the battery connector are receiving power?
I mean, I have been reading a lot about SMC getting fried and I'm praying that's not the scenario here...
I did not see any sparks or whatever like in some people cases... I used a proper plastic pry tool to remove the battery all the times, so i don't think I could have caused any king of short.
Whats bothering me is the coincidence, has anyone ever experienced a battery that dies from being disconnected for a while and then reconnected? It was 89% when I got the laptop before the update.
Here are photos of the logic board. If anyone could point me out the components I should check with a multimeter, I would be very grateful.
Did you ever resolve this issue? I'm currently having the exact same problem
由 thomlukedavies 完成的
Did you ever resolve this? I’m having the same problem! I even tried putting in my old battery and it does the same thing.
由 Hubert Duong 完成的
was this resolved ? After replacing battery, my macbook does not recognize the battery. However, if I unplug the charger, it still works. when plugged in, the adapter shows amber, other than briefly green at SMC reboot
由 Kris K 完成的
i have silved this problem geting a new battery wont help because this is not a battery issue nor is it an smc issue or battery indecator issue the problem lies within the charging mechanism static electricity is build up inside of the battery indecator and cant escape to fix this you can change you battery indecator or simply disconnect it and hold down the battery indecator button for 20 sec reinstall and the five blinking lights should be gone
it literally took me 1year of searching to figure this out!
no one has an answer to this question however if you start your man and see the five blinking white lights press your button indecator to see if it blinks five times as well just to be sure it is not the SMC
由 myxxllife 完成的
Next to the battery connector there is a silver plate with holes. When I push the bit of it that is closer to the battery cinnector (always use an insulated tool when messing inside a powered machine or leave it to shop repair guys) the green light turned orange for the first time in a long time. So I opened it up and added heat resistant padding and screwed it back on so now it constantly has pressure on it
由 themagnificentrussian 完成的