I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's developed a problem and it's getting increasingly worse.
Sometimes even if the AC charger indicates it's charging (orange light), but the OS will say it is discharging. coconutBattery agrees.
Sometimes the battery will indicate it's charging, but when I remove the AC power it turns out it was not; the battery charge level will drop. If this goes on long enough the laptop will power off because the battery has gone dead but the OS thought it was at 100%. In this case, the lights on the battery agree it is out of power.
coconutBattery says the battery is in good condition, has 93% of its capacity, has only gone through 317 cycles, and is not overheating (30ºC).
My question is, is replacing the battery likely to fix this problem? Or is this indicative of a more serious problem?
Things I have tried:
- Resetting the SMC.
- Different power adapters.