Macbook Pro won't start with a new battery.

Hi all, I recently noticed that my Macbook's battery had bloated and was starting to warp the case. I purchased and installed the new one and it wont start. Sometimes it starts all the way sometimes it gets half way booted and then crashes and others it won't start at all. When it does start the battery icon shows an X icon and says battery not available. I replaced it with the original bloated battery and it starts fine. I then assumed I purchased a faulty battery and purchased another with the exact same outcome. I also noticed that the charger light is constantly a solid green. I have tried both SMC and PRAM resets and it made no difference, I also found a thread saying that disconnecting the battery indicator light helped and I tried that as well with no effect. It's also worth noting that with no batteries the laptop starts normally. Any ideas?
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
What model Macbook Pro?

Some models require full charging before operating and then I think a discharge cycle.

Here's one link that talks about using a new battery and the discharge / calibrate cycle

Your documentation for your Macbook should give you the steps to use for a new battery.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Are the batteries you purchased from Apple? Or are they from China unknown factory?
shaunwoyAuthor Commented:
It's a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010). The problem with a charging or discharging cycle is that the charging light is always green and the OS has no information about it. So I can't tell when it is fully charged or discharged, that being said it the laptop will abruptly shut down without the charger so I would assume it is gaining no charge.
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shaunwoyAuthor Commented:
They are both third party batteries.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Then I would recommend you checking it with original Apple battery. Or at least a battery from a company which guarantees the compatibility.
shaunwoyAuthor Commented:
Short of buying a new battery is there anything else I could possibly try?
I'd also suggest trying an original battery. The best thing is to go with the laptop to an apple shop in your vicinity and ask the people there whether you can try the battery first.

It is possible that the warped battery also warped the PC's battery compartment so the new ones don't properly fit and not all the contacts make contact.

A further thing you should check is whether your original laptop/battery combination wasn't included in an apple recall. I seem to remember that there have been issues due to manufacturing faults that could cause the batteries to explode. So if your laptop belongs to one of those, you should be entitled to a free replacement. If that is the case, make sure that you remove your 3rd party battery and don't talk about having tried them, as that could void the warranty...
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
What I would try.  Up to you if you wish to.

Try getting it up and running on the new battery only.  Let it flatten itself there.  Leave it for a couple of hours again and then try getting it up and running again on the battery.  If it will starup let it flatten itself.  Repeat until it won't startup on the new battery.

Then try charging it.  Let it charge for 24 hours.  Then let it rest overnight.  The link I gave earlier suggested 2 hours but give it longer.

Then follow steps 5 to 8 on the link I gave earlier.  For step 5 you are using the Macbook with the battery only.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I had to replace 4 batteries till I got the proper one for my Macbook (not pro). Sure they were not the original batteries from Apple but 3 of them had the same fault - they did not charge or charged to 50% only.
Purchasing the non-official battery is like playing in Casino. Either you win or you loose.

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shaunwoyAuthor Commented:
Hi all, I have tried power cycling and there doesn't seem to be any predictability to the way it turns on so I can't tell if it gaining charge or what is happening. I have also found that if I leave it on for any period of time it crashes. I think I am going to buy an official battery and see how that goes. Thanks for the help everyone!
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