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Battery replacement on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 considerations

I need to replace battery on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 and I've already found the one in the local shop, but I am not sure it will fit. Old non-working battery has the following parameters: Model ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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MacBook Pro - Only runs while MagSafe charger connected

My 2013 MacBook Pro only runs while the MagSafe power charger is connected. Model Number: A1425 (EMC 2672) When the charger is disconnected system immediately powers off (no shutdown). MagSafe ...
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71 views

Are my battery cycle counts increasing when MBP is on and plugged in?

I often leave my Macbook Pro (13" - Late 2011) plugged in while working on it with the charge at 100%. This post suggests that when the battery is at 100% and the laptop is plugged in, the battery ...
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How's battery life of the Oct 2013 Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I am using a Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" and the battery life is great! Now I am considering upgrade to a bigger screen and is checking a refurbished Oct 2013 MacBook Pro 15" retina. Everything seems ...
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do i have a bad battery or macbook?

I have a 2007 17" MacBook pro and the battery stopped holding a charge. I did not have enough money to buy a apple one so I bought third party battery. The battery will charge to full capacity and the ...
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67 views

Mac does not sleep

There is a week or so since my macbook stopped being able to go sleep, instead it stops by just sleeping the screen, while the system light does not go blinking (and the system won't go sleep either, ...
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Second battery failure

I replaced my battery on my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro less than a year ago, while it was still under AppleCare. My new battery is now telling my computer to give me the "service battery" indicator. Is ...
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Should you unplug the cable once you MBP is fully charged? [duplicate]

With Mavericks is this still needed? Doesn't this eventually cause the battery to die faster because it means it'll have to go through more cycles frequently?
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Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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63 views

Mac Book Pro Overheating

I have a 5yr old Mac Book Pro. I didn't have it plugged and had shut it down. When I went to open it I found the whole laptop was heated and couldn't get it to turn on. I left it a while then plugged ...
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1answer
30 views

Switch GPU based on power source

Is there a way to use a high performance GPU when my MBP is connected to AC power and use automatic switching when it's on battery? I have latest OSX and Mid 2012 MacBook Pro if that matters.
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52 views

Force MacBook to turn on when low battery indicator is showing

i copied some files to a USB drive with 8 minutes left of battery and then closed the lid. 30 seconds later I realised I missed a file and reopened my MacBook to be presented with the low battery ...
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1answer
42 views

MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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2answers
727 views

When should I plug in my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I want to keep its battery healthy for as long as possible. I've heard many "myths" about all these, one of them being that the battery will get "hurt" if I plug in the ...
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237 views

MacBook Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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2answers
332 views

How can I reset the service battery warning?

I learned from one of my other questions that the "Service Battery" warning will limit your CPU power and slow your computer down - this is a problem I've been having with my MacBook Pro. I have 906 ...
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No Batteries Available ?-How to Check battery health on MacBook Pro early 2011

A few days ago, I went on vacation and unplugged power cable from my MacBook Pro 13' early 2011 and then I got back home, the battery was not detected by OS and didn't charge. I then understood that I ...
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Macbook pro doesn't go to sleep after left inactive

In Energy Saver settings (System Preferences -> Hardware section) the Mac is set to sleep after 15 minutes, but nothing happens. Mac drains battery and automatically turns off when battery is low. ...
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327 views

Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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Connected new charger with Macbook Pro. Both Macbook Pro and Charger stopped working. Any reasons?

My macbook pro charger stopped working sometime ago. In the meanwhile I have been using friend's charger without any problem. Today I bought a second hand charger and when I tried to connect it with ...
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89 views

Charging issue MacBook Pro (late 2009)

I came home one day and the battery on my MacBook was dead. I plugged it in and the light stayed green. After doing some research I reset the SMC and that didn't work. It caused the light to blink ...
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1answer
97 views

Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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462 views

Macbook Pro Early 2011 with Mavericks suddenly got battery died

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011, i7 2.2/750GB/HD6750M) and I did some upgrades later on including 2x4GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 750GB HDD to replace the optical drive. This machine was smoothly ...
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159 views

New MBP 13 retina late 2013 battery problem

I just have bought new MBP 13 retina late 2013 and after installing: adobe photoshop, office for mac 2011, xcode, eclipse, java, and MAMP is battery life too short. 100% charched battery is remaining ...
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brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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205 views

MacBook Pro battery life tanking even after battery replacement?

I've been having some issues with battery life on my MacBook Pro (15", Mid 2010). I thought I had tracked it down when I found out that the battery was near the end of its life (only holding 60% of ...
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1answer
166 views

Is it bad to use MacBook pro with battery every day.

Is it bad to use new MacBook Pro with battery every day? Or would it be better for the battery lifetime to use battery only one day a week? The problem is that I don't think I can change battery if ...
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1answer
802 views

Correct battery voltage for new MacBook Pro battery

I have a 17" Macbook Pro (5,2 mid 2009, MC226LL/A) that has a battery that is in need of being replaced. I'm looking for the correct battery for it and have found various batteries that say they are ...
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2answers
152 views

How can I force a Mac laptop to shutdown when the battery is below 25%?

It is common wisdom that Lithium-Ion batteries should not be left with 0% charge. However, some users might not be aware of this common wisdom, or simply refuse to concern themselves about proper ...
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394 views

MacBook Pro Suddenly Goes to Sleep and Will Not Wake Up

I have 15-inch, Mid 2010 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. It will occasionally (every other day) without warning go to sleep. I can see the sleep indicator on, but otherwise it is completely ...
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876 views

Using bash/terminal to get number of battery recharge cycles

I would like to get the number of recharge cycles using bash (terminal commands). I understand the following command will display all of the battery data, but I want the cycle count on its own ioreg ...
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How to disable the SpeedStep when using MacBook Pro without a battery?

First of all, the specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB RAM The Problem Recently, my battery randomly died and I had to disconnect it, ...
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2answers
142 views

Poor battery stats on rMBP late-2013

I unpacked my new MacBook only 2 days ago and it showed 9-10 hours of battery life (as advertised). I didn't calibrate it, since it is no longer necessary (I was told). Today I noticed that it ...
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Macbook charger/MagSafe DC-in drive issues?

Hello everyone—I'm having really bizarre issues with my macbook charging. Prepare for a lot of information. The facts are these: I have an A1286 15" unibody macbook pro My genuine apple 85w ...
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Battery value in terminal different to battery value in menu bar

My MacBook Pro Retina is currently reporting 100% battery in the menu bar, however if I run the following command in terminal; ioreg -l -w0 |grep Capacity The following is returned; | | ...
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Energy saver 101 : sleeps after or when battery is at x hours?

Using Mac OSX on a macbook pro. in energy saver - battery tab : if i have sleep at 1 hour, does that mean the computer will sleep after an hour on battery OR when there is a about an hour of battery ...
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How do you turn on a iphone 4 when your power button doesn't work and your phone wont charge?

This is the second time my phone turns off on full battery and I cant turn it back on last time i waited two days i guess it drained the battery and all but this time my phone was on 30 % I've called ...
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264 views

MBP restarting twice after going into deep sleep from a fully drained battery

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my 15" Mid-2012 MBP (4GB), I've noticed that if I let my machine completely drain to 0% and it (supposedly) goes into Deep Sleep, when I plug it back in and ...
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1answer
1k views

How to have my MacBook Pro safely hibernate when out of juice?

My all new MacBook Pro was on the battery, and warned me that the battery was almost finished. I left the Mac take care of himself. Later, I plugged the Mac and I pressed the button Power. Hearing the ...
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3answers
432 views

Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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2answers
530 views

Ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks

What are some ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks? I've heard that disabling notification center via the terminal can help. I've also had a friend tell me that disabling window animations ...
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2answers
215 views

How to charge the MacBook Pro from 12 Volts?

Aim: I would like to charge my MacBook Pro (MBP) form a 12V lead-acid battery. However there are no official chargers from Apple for that purpose. There exist quite some alternative products on the ...
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40 views

W and Q keys don't respond after batteries died?

So I didn't pay attenion to the batter and didn't plugin in my macbook pro and it died. Once I turned it back on I found out the w and Q keys no longer respond. I've had this computer since early ...
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281 views

My MacBooks don't give low power notifications with Mavericks

I upgraded 2 MacBooks to Mavericks recently. Everything was OK for a week, then I started to experience power failures at low batteries on both of them. Looks like as if OS regularly 'forgets' to ...
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367 views

Dim LED on Magsafe, Macbook Pro won't boot

I have a Macbook Pro late 2008, and today, it suddenly decided to stop booting. The battery level is very low, and connecting the adapter to it shows a very dim green light on the Magsafe connector. ...
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1k views

Taking battery out of my MacBook Pro

Yesterday I bought my first Mac, the new Macbook Pro 13". Apple recommends not having the battery charged connected to the MacBook if the battery is 100%. In other laptops I had, I could just remove ...
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1answer
1k views

Macbook Pro Battery Care [duplicate]

I found instructions about MacBook battery care, but it made me confused. I received my MacBook Pro yesterday. After unboxing, I used it for some time and then I fully charged the battery. I will be ...
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2answers
412 views

Battery charge suddenly drops to 0% even when plugged into mains (Mid 2009 15″ MacBook Pro)

My mid-2009 15″ MacBook Pro (A1286) has developed a nasty habit in the last couple of days. It suddenly discharges its entire battery without warning, and won't start until it's had about 10 minutes ...