Saltar al contenido principal

Procesador Intel Core i7 de cuatro núcleos a 2.3, 2.6 o 2.7 GHz (Turbo Boost hasta 3,7 GHz) con 6 MB de caché L3 compartida.

Preguntas 562 Ver todo

Not recognizing battery, very strange symptoms

For starters, I'm aware that this is a very old mac, I'm just looking for advice. It's more of a project than anything and I'm not looking for any responses like "Just get a new one". Anything helps, I appreciate it.

I bought this mid 2012 Macbook Pro Retina off ebay for cheap, though it might be fun to try to fix it and resell it. There's no indication of water damage (as far as I'm aware, I'm not super knowledgeable with this stuff) and as far as I know, the previous owner couldn't even get it started up.

The only way I can get it started up is by holding the power button and then plugging in the magsafe charger. It runs, but fans are at full blast and the battery is not detected through the system or any third party software. The light on the charger is green and then turns orange a few seconds after plugging it in, but when I start it up this way, there is no light.

I'm assuming it's a hardware issue, but I have no idea where to look. I opened it up and took the entire logic board out and didn't notice any damage. The only thing out of the ordinary was that I couldn't find the cord for the keyboard backlight. Not sure if it got damaged or if the keyboard was replaced incorrectly or something like that, but it's obvious someone else has done work on the inside. There's a bunch of missing/misplaced screws.

The only other notable thing that I've noticed is that the fans kinda rev up and then turn off over and over again, but only when the battery and magsafe charger are both connected. If I disconnect the battery and connect the magsafe, it doesn't do this.

I've been scouring forum posts from the past decade and many different things but haven't found a solution. I know it's an old device but I figured it wouldn't hurt to see if I could get any fresh advice. I've tried updates, SMC resets, PRAM resets, factory reset, system diagnostics, messing with the logic board, and probably other things that I'm forgetting.

Like I said, this is just a project. I'm not trying to invest a ton of money into it or anything.

Thanks for reading

UPDATE to include diagnostics (Sorry for the picture quality, the computer runs slow as it is, I didn't really want to deal with uploading from it)

Block Image

Block Image

Contesta esta pregunta Yo también tengo este problema

Es esta una buena pregunta?

Puntuación 0
Agregar un comentario

2 Respuestas

Respuesta Más Útil

When you power it on by holding the power button and then connecting the charger, you're essentially telling the system to ignore the sensors on the main logic board that prevent it from powering on if there is a problem and to power on anyway. The implication seems to be that there is a fault on the main logic board, possibly with the SMC or sensors. You'd probably need to do some board level diagnosis / testing to figure out the cause of the issue. Good luck!

Fue útil esta respuesta?

Puntuación 1
Agregar un comentario

SMC sometimes gets into a latched state when a power sensor is not reporting or reporting the wrong voltage.

So your effort here is just clearing the latch and then the systems SMC just hits the problem again!

I would try running the onboard diagnostics to see if something pops. Depending on the version of macOS you have installed it may not work as Apple messed up and never fixed it! Buts it’s worth a try.

Restart your system and press the D key to enter.

Here’s a good reference on the Startup Keys Mac startup key combinations

OK, that didn’t work🤬 now what? The fully version of TG Pro offers a good diagnostic function and it’s cheap! TG Pro I would also install this gem of an App CoconutBattery as well as it can help you check the battery and the charging logic.

Post a snapshot of the TG Pro and CoconutBattery main windows so we can see what’s up. Then we can aim you what’s needed to get you going!

Fue útil esta respuesta?

Puntuación 1

2 comentarios:

Thanks for the reply!

Unfortunately the system diagnostics don't work.

I edited the post to include images of both the diagnostics you mentioned. They seem to not detect most of the components.

- de

@ldanielson27 - Well CoconutBattery did give us a good clue the batteries micro-controller has failed, so you need a new battery!

As far as TG Pro I’ve seen that before when you install the newest version on an older macOS release. For now we got what we need. But I would recommend getting to to Catalina which is the last supported version your system supports without using a shim service to go higher.

- de

Agregar un comentario

Añadir tu respuesta

ldanielson27 estará eternamente agradecido.
Ver Estadísticas:

Ultimas 24 horas: 0

Ultimos 7 días: 0

Ultimos 30 días: 17

Todo El Tiempo: 46