iMac battery recognition


Calperon

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I have a mid 2009 iMac Pro that will not accept an updated OS but which I need to keep alive as my new iMac will not run Photoshop. I did not use the MacBook for a while then when I did it would no longer charge the battery but will run perfectly on mains supply. The cable charge light showed green but the computer told me I needed a new battery so I installed one (the correct one) but the computer still will not charge up and it tells me I still need a new battery. I have seen several work-arounds on the Internet to resolve it but none have worked.
Any suggestions?
 
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Hello.

I am a bit confused - can you clarify the exact model of your Mac? There are two ways to get it:
-Click  > About This Mac
-You can enter your serial number at this link to get the actual model name - like MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009):
Check Your Service and Support Coverage

-I assume it is a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)?
-Where did you purchase the battery
-Is it an Apple OEM battery, or a third-party brand?

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Hello.

I am a bit confused - can you clarify the exact model of your Mac? There are two ways to get it:
-Click  > About This Mac
-You can enter your serial number at this link to get the actual model name - like MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009):
Check Your Service and Support Coverage

-I assume it is a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)?
-Where did you purchase the battery
-Is it an Apple OEM battery, or a third-party brand?

C
Hello.

I am a bit confused - can you clarify the exact model of your Mac? There are two ways to get it:
-Click  > About This Mac
-You can enter your serial number at this link to get the actual model name - like MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009):
Check Your Service and Support Coverage

-I assume it is a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)?
-Where did you purchase the battery
-Is it an Apple OEM battery, ond, or a third-party brand?
Thanks for bothering to respond, it is indeed a 15inch MAC Book Pro mid 2009

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac18,3

Processor Name: Intel Core i5

Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 6 MB

Memory: 16 GB
and yes, I did buy a battery from Amazon though not the cheapest.

Boot ROM Version: IM183.0161.B00

SMC Version (system): 2.41f1

Serial Number (system): C02VK40AJ1GG

Hardware UUID: 52FAB300-437E-5B1D-9AFF-A6280BE8741D
 

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OK, thanks. That System Info is from the iMac. ;)

-Do you have the info for the MBP Mid 2009?
-Does the battery show as installed in  > About This Mac > System Report > Power?

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it does indeed show the battery as installed but even stranger, I left it plugged in to the mains for a couple of days without it charging, then the charging plug turned red and now without me touching the computer, the battery is at 100%.
Perhaps the fairies are back from their holiday?
I must thank you for bothering and hope the situation remains stable and the charging does not stop again. I cannot imagine what else to do.
Do have a good weekend and thanks again.
 
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