I have a MacBook Pro 15" from Mid-2015. Unfortunately the battery started swelling up (funnily the battery menu claims the it to be ok).
Since it's a stationary computer after I smashed the screen I simply want to run it without battery.
As soon as I remove the battery it does not boot anymore. It starts booting but then before it gets to the login screen it turns off again.
There is absolutely no information on this issue on the internet. The only hint I could find was another person claiming the AC adapter wouldn't have enough grunt to handle boosting.
That does not make a lot of sense to me, since I ran MacBooks without battery numerous times. On the other hand it's a pretty sound theory, electronics wise.
Is there any possibility to reduce load on boot? I could also try to sacrifice an old AC adapter and solder the MagSafe to either a thicker cable or even to a different power supply...
Any thoughts on this? Could it be, that the AC adapter is not capable of providing enough power (85W though...)? Or could the wimpy cable introduce too much voltage drop?