Recently, my MacBook Pro has had the following issues:
If the battery dies, I need to do an SMC reset for it to even start up. When it does, the fan is running at high speed and there is either no battery symbol, or one with an x on it.
If the power cord is unplugged, the laptop dies within a few seconds.
If the MacBook Pro is shut down properly before the battery dies, the SMC reset is not necessary to start it back up.
I have tried the following:
- Swapping the battery
- PRAM rest (in addition the the SMC reset)
- I ran the Apple Hardware Test (AHT) and it came out with no issues.
Does anyone have options on what I should try to look into? Thanks.