Bad replacement battery?
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I ordered this replacement battery for my Pinebook Pro and it won't charge. The laptop will power on with the new battery, the OS correctly identifies when it's plugged in, but the charge light blinks red and the charger (USB-C or barrel) doesn't draw any discernible power from the wall. Charging works as expected with the old battery plugged back in.

I notice that the old battery has a white wire in the center of the connector, while the new one does not. The second suspect thing is that the new battery is 33g lighter than the old.

Any thoughts on this? Does this missing white wire indicate a problem was inevitable, or could I have just gotten a bad battery? I have sent a message to the seller but haven't heard back yet.


Thank you!
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(02-16-2024, 08:39 PM)chris88233 Wrote: I ordered this replacement battery for my Pinebook Pro and it won't charge. The laptop will power on with the new battery, the OS correctly identifies when it's plugged in, but the charge light blinks red and the charger (USB-C or barrel) doesn't draw any discernible power from the wall. Charging works as expected with the old battery plugged back in.

I notice that the old battery has a white wire in the center of the connector, while the new one does not. The second suspect thing is that the new battery is 33g lighter than the old.

Any thoughts on this? Does this missing white wire indicate a problem was inevitable, or could I have just gotten a bad battery? I have sent a message to the seller but haven't heard back yet.


Thank you!

Where you bought the replacement batter? The middle wire connect to a thermistor placed near (inside) battery pack. You need to connect to 10K Ohm resistor if lacking the thermistor,
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(02-17-2024, 06:57 PM)tllim Wrote:
(02-16-2024, 08:39 PM)chris88233 Wrote: I ordered this replacement battery for my Pinebook Pro and it won't charge. The laptop will power on with the new battery, the OS correctly identifies when it's plugged in, but the charge light blinks red and the charger (USB-C or barrel) doesn't draw any discernible power from the wall. Charging works as expected with the old battery plugged back in.

I notice that the old battery has a white wire in the center of the connector, while the new one does not. The second suspect thing is that the new battery is 33g lighter than the old.

Any thoughts on this? Does this missing white wire indicate a problem was inevitable, or could I have just gotten a bad battery? I have sent a message to the seller but haven't heard back yet.


Thank you!

Where you bought the replacement batter? The middle wire connect to a thermistor placed near (inside) battery pack. You need to connect to 10K Ohm resistor if lacking the thermistor,

I bought it from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32999824216.html

I'll give the resistor a try. I still haven't heard from the seller and at this point I think experimenting is all I have left.

Thank you!
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(02-18-2024, 09:43 AM)chris88233 Wrote:
(02-17-2024, 06:57 PM)tllim Wrote:
(02-16-2024, 08:39 PM)chris88233 Wrote: I ordered this replacement battery for my Pinebook Pro and it won't charge. The laptop will power on with the new battery, the OS correctly identifies when it's plugged in, but the charge light blinks red and the charger (USB-C or barrel) doesn't draw any discernible power from the wall. Charging works as expected with the old battery plugged back in.

I notice that the old battery has a white wire in the center of the connector, while the new one does not. The second suspect thing is that the new battery is 33g lighter than the old.

Any thoughts on this? Does this missing white wire indicate a problem was inevitable, or could I have just gotten a bad battery? I have sent a message to the seller but haven't heard back yet.


Thank you!

Where you bought the replacement batter? The middle wire connect to a thermistor placed near (inside) battery pack. You need to connect to 10K Ohm resistor if lacking the thermistor,

I bought it from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32999824216.html

I'll give the resistor a try. I still haven't heard from the seller and at this point I think experimenting is all I have left.

Thank you!

Pine Store recommend user get from this site: https://www.cdrtd.com/products/laptop-re...s-new.html that listed on PineBook Pro spare parts page: https://pine64.com/product/pinebook-and-...4-version/
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