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After iFixit battery replacement, machine does not boot

Hello, I purchased the iFixit 15" battery replacement kit to replace the awful OEM battery inside my MacBook Pro. After replacement, the machine does not boot or chime. I tried an SMC reset but it did not respond. It does not respond to a long press of the power button either. The fans spin up after I plug in the charger, but if just the battery is connected, nothing happens when I press the power button.

I plugged in the original battery and that allowed it to boot.

What is wrong with my new battery? Thanks!

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Lets not throw dispersions at Apple. The batteries they used are not that bad.

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Dan, of course not, I meant that the battery had a bad cell and was dying spontaneously below 50%.

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As they say there's always a bad apple in the bushel. Sorry yours gave you a hard time.

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You'll likely need to charge it for a while. What color is your MagSafe charger LED Green or Amber?

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Dan, I will try that. I found an 85W adaptor (forgot I was using a 60W) and got it to power on. However, CoconutBattery reports that the battery is not charging at all.

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Give it a good 24hrs then you'll want to do a SMC reset, let the system run down the battery until it won't boot and charge it again for a good 24hrs this will calibrate your battery. And yes you do need the 85W charger ;-}

Here's a good writeup: Calibrating Your MacBook, Air, or Pro Battery

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Sounds good! I'll report back after a day.

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Okay--I left it on the charger for 24 hours. Nothing changed. Percentage didn't rise. The battery status is still 'poor' in CoconutBattery. I can't unplug or use my laptop--it just shuts off. I think I've received a bad battery.

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Was the old battery charging at all?

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Have you checked to see that all the pins are lining up when you plug in the new battery?

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Yes--It can only really go one way.

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Sorry, I should rephrase that. Are there any bent pins on the battery connector or the plug itself?

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