Model: MacBook Pro 13" Retina early 2015

My MacBook Pro had a battery in the condition "Replace now" so I bought a new battery on ebay and got it replaced. The problem is the MacBook identifies the battery but it is in the condition of "Replace now" and does not go above 0%. It was with 0% when I installed it since when I connected the power adapter the computer turned on.

  • I reset SMC and PRAM.
  • I'm almost sure my power adapter is fine and I can use the computer with the power adapter.

I'm thinking I purchased a dead battery and that is the problem? What else could be the problem?

If you could give me your opinion on the battery stats on the image attached would help a lot.


  • support.apple.com/en-sg/exchange_repair see at the end if any recall programme you can find useful.
    – anki
    Sep 20 '19 at 16:43
  • 1
    Get a refund. Batteries on eBay are going to be a 'variable quality', to say the least. Well done on replacing it yourself, though: that's hardcore!
    – benwiggy
    Sep 20 '19 at 17:19
  • This model is not elegible for a replacement.. but I believe it surfer from the same battery problem. Apple asked for an outrageous price for a replacement.
    – Skyandlow
    Sep 25 '19 at 17:15
  • Already for my refund
    – Skyandlow
    Sep 25 '19 at 17:15

That certainly looks like a dead battery. iFixit sells a replacement kit starting at $99 (USD).

  • Is recall programme an alternative.. I think I read it somewhere..
    – anki
    Sep 20 '19 at 16:31
  • 2
    tbh, if you just bought it, send it straight back, don't buy another & have a dud to dispose of.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 20 '19 at 16:38
  • I'm in Europe so it's a bit more expensive. Are Ifixit batteries good quality? Any guarantee?
    – Skyandlow
    Sep 25 '19 at 17:19
  • I've never used an iFixit replacement battery, but they have a good reputation and I have bought plenty of other tools and parts.
    – da4
    Sep 26 '19 at 15:07

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