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I just got a new battery for my MacBook Pro...charged it for 2 days, but the battery icon has an x in the middle. Also the charge LED never goes green, stays on orange.

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Question is ... ? – Sathya May 21 '10 at 21:21
@Sathya I assume it's "What's going on? Why is it misbehaving like this? How do I fix it?". I almost added something like that when I fixed up his post a bit, but I didn't want my edit to be too invasive. – Spiff May 21 '10 at 21:31

Try resetting your MacBook Pro's System Management Controller (SMC). The SMC controls power management functions like battery charging, and if it gets into a bad state, it might not charge a battery correctly.

If that doesn't fix it, call support or take it back to the store. Sounds like a bad battery that shouldn't have made it out of the factory.

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