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Definitely yes I got the battery replaced (and the dust cleaned up) on a mid-2014 MBP a week ago. From that moment, the fans are way slower and the performance has improved significantly. The laptop had the same symptoms as you are reporting. What is really execrable is that you will have to pay for the whole bottom chassis, given that Apple glues the ...


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If this happens with a new MacBook Pro, you will want to call the seller and arrange for a repair or a device replacement. It is not supposed to happen until you have used the device for years.


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Troubleshooting is a process of elimination and often requires patience. In this situation, if you've already reset the SMC (and it may be worth doing again, ensuring you've followed the correct steps for your model), you'd normally want to isolate the different components by testing them separately (e.g. testing the battery in another 2012 MBP, testing ...


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When the condition of a battery is labeled as Replace Soon, it means that the battery is consumed. This means that it's used up it's allotted full-charge cycles (1,000). A battery that is consumed doesn't mean that something is physically wrong with the battery, it's just depleted, but this can cause abnormal amounts of heat. Abnormal amounts of heat will ...


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The bad battery may be the effect and not the cause Lithium battery life is reduced by heat. In a tightly-packed chassis like a Macbook, there isn't much spare space, so when the CPU heats up so does the battery. If the machine is running hot a lot of the time, the battery will be under stress a lot of the time and potentially degrading faster. It may be ...


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From your description of the problem, my best guess is that the battery needs replacing because it can't hold a charge reliably. That may be your next step to resolution. More serious may be damage to the iPhone circuitry itself from charging problems, drops/shocks, moisture incursion. Accurate HW failure diagnoses is difficult remotely. Somebody needs to ...


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As long as the power bank is a USB standards compliant power bank, then it should not harm your iPad. Note however that even though a power bank or charger might be able to deliver for example 30W (or even more) - it doesn't mean that the iPad will be able to take advantage of that for faster charging. USB-standards compliant power banks and chargers only ...


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I think it's unlikely that your total electricity bill went up significantly because of this. A battery is just an "energy container": the energy it contains came from your wall socket. If the battery won't hold charge, then the Mac is just using the electricity it needs to run. If the battery will hold charge, then the Mac is using the electricity it ...


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There's really no option in the iPhone to limit it to charging the battery to 50%, or temporarily disable charging. However, I suggest that you turn the problem around and look at it differently. Namely just stop supplying power to the phone, when you do not want it to charge. You can leave the cable plugged in and have data transfers continually, but just ...


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I would suspect something is wrong with the center pin of either your MacBook or your power adapter. In this Apple support document it is described that a missing contact on the center pin may cause the adapter not to charge the computer. This answer elaborates on the pin configuration that is necessary to charge the computer further. As the Apple support ...


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I had the same issue. To rectify it I ran the following commands in terminal. pmset -g To get my current settings. Saved the info from above command somewhere safe if you need to go back for reference. Then ran the following commands in terminal. $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 $ sudo pmset -a standbydelaylow 1800 $ sudo pmset -a standbydelayhigh 1800 ...


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You haven't tried checking the power adapter. Power adapters get damaged so before being concerned about the battery. It's best to check wether the power cable is working by either plugging it into another similar MacBook Pro(make sure it's the exact model) or by reaching Apple.


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No, there's no foolproof way of setting the iPhone to make a sound before it goes to sleep due to low battery.


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I'm assuming the main concern you have is that charging from the LG 38WK95C-W display is going to damage your MacBook Pro in some way. This is not something you need to worry about. Having a charging source that provides 60W is really akin to using one of the chargers that ship with the 13" versions of the MacBook Pro on a 15" MacBook Pro. The net result ...


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


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I don't fully agree with the steps outlined in the article you reference for resetting the SMC on a MacBook with the T2 security chip installed. Instead, try the following. Resetting the SMC on a MacBook Pro with T2 chip installed Fully shut down your MBP. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds Let go of the power button and wait 5 ...


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