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May. 26th, 2009 | 08:54 pm

So I stashed a battery for a few months while I wasn't using it. I just pulled it out and tried to use it, and this is what I got:

No matter what, "Battery is not charging".

I open up System Profiler, and learn that at 270 cycles, my battery is 100% dead:

That's Full charge capacity: 0. That means my battery cannot be charged.

I've reset the SMC multiple times, reset the pram, and tried removing and reinserting the battery over and over. This is the second battery I've had for this macbook pro fail, and I'm now long long out of warranty. WTF Apple? My battery should at least try to charge.

Any advice on jump starting a dead battery into charging?
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Joshua Kwan

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from: joshuak
date: May. 27th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)

Give Apple your money.

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Botany Nerd

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from: litespeed
date: May. 28th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)

drop it from a building?

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I just got the same thing

from: anonymous coward
date: May. 29th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)

Seemed to happen when I updated to 10.5.7.
My battery is identical to yours except the Hardware Revision is 0400.
Battery flaw? or bug in 10.5.7?

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