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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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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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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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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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In addition to what jksoegaard has stated in their answer, there are a couple of things you should do that may help in the short-term until you can replace your battery. 1. Reset the SMC For starters, I would reset the System Management Controller (SMC) as that is key to your MBP's power management. To reset the SMC on your model MBP, follow these steps: ...


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Yes, it could have something to do with the battery - and yes, it could be something else. In short, it's not possible to know without examining your actual hardware. The "Replace Soon" warning combined with the fact that the battery lasts only for 1 hour really means that you should get the battery replaced. It is not going to get better by itself. Nor is ...


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First off, I would try force quitting all of your open apps and seeing if that solves the issue. It looks like 'HQ' in your list above is using quite a bit of battery. If that fails, I would try a force restart of your iPhone. Note this is different than a standard power on/off. Also, please confirm there is sufficient hard drive space on your iPhone. If ...


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This sounds like a logic board issue. Have you ever seen your phone flash a solid color prior to the shutdowns? When it crashes/restarts, does it boot to the Apple Logo screen, or does it take you back to the screen you were on prior to the shutdown? There is a specific log within Privacy > Analytics > Analytics Data that would indicate the logic board ...


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MacBooks - all types and models - are capable of demanding - and getting - 20% to 45% more power from the battery than is available on the charge supply. The machine runs from the batteries exclusively at all times, unless the battery is removed or a problem is detected and it is switched out of circuit, whereupon the machine will self-throttle so as to not ...


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MacBooks have been able to demand more power from their battery-pack than is available through the charge supply for a long time, but that's because the Mac-top doesn't actually use charger supply to power the computer unless the battery is missing or faulted out of circuit. They run from the battery-pack 100% of the time, even when connected to charge. The ...


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Here is the best article I've found on the subject of how to care for your Phone battery. It's brief, but authoritative. The main points are this: 1) Don't keep it plugged in when it's fully charged 2) don't "try to reach 100%" 3) Plug in your phone whenever you can In reading it again, I see keeping it cool is also important -- I'm glad I reread it to ...


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No it doesn’t. The new hardware and iOS can handle kiosk mode / constantly charged batteries much better than the old controllers so you should just keep it charged if you like that. Your XR can be kept 100% topped off without any long term harm. I disagree with Mac World and only think you should shut down the phone if you don’t regularly do that from ...


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Take it to an Apple Store soon!! The Late 2013 MBP is still supported by Apple, but the Early 2013 is not (so the Late 13 model is likely to go out of support soon.) A new battery will give your Mac years more life -- they actually replace the whole top case, including keyboard and trackpad.


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Your battery is old even if it still has a low cycle count. You might even have a battery that has been damaged in production. In all cases you should not continue using your MacBook in this condition. The battery could start producing gases, inflating and destroy it in the process.


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You could reset the SMC again, making sure you refer to Apple's documentation to double-check you've reset it properly. However, since the SMC reset hasn't resolved this (as one would expect), your battery status is most likely key to your problem. While MacBook Pro batteries have a life expectancy at or around 1,000 cycles, it's not uncommon for batteries ...


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Yes, that is entirely possible. The power bank accepts standard USB power, and the MacBook charger with USB-C will be just that when you add the USB-C to micro-USB cable. Note ofcourse that it won't charge faster than the standard charger. Even though the MacBook charger is a 29W charger, it won't charge your power bank at the full rate (instead it will ...


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This can be done by using the pmset -g batt command. The first line of output from this command indicates your power source, e.g.: Now drawing from 'AC Power' Or Now drawing from 'Battery Power' A possible use for this might be to change various commands together in a batch file, e.g.: pmset -g batt | head -n 1 | grep "Battery" In the above example, ...


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As long as you have not charged the battery, leaving the unit in the box for long-term storage should pose no difficulty. Batteries as supplied from the manufacturer are holding about 50% charge, which is the ideal amount of charge for lithium batteries to be left in storage.


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Minimizing the risk is simple. Don’t charge the battery. Does’t matter if you are sleeping or shut down, the discharge doesn’t trigger a problem. The charging does. So just don’t use the Mac once it needs a charge. In case you're worried about the time to fix - here is a crowd-sourced list of times to repair: Battery Recall Turnaround by Apple*: From ...


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I purchased my mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro (top end model with dGPU) in 2016 with AppleCare. I had zero hardware issues with it in my 3 years of use. In August 2019 I read the news about the battery recall, so I visited Apple's website and typed in my Serial No. which said my machine was not covered in the recall. Since my AppleCare had just expired in July, ...


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I also just upgraded my old MacBook Air 2013 (cpu i7-4650U) with MacBook Air 2019 13' (cpu i5-8210Y) and mine new mac shows me 4381 mAh too. I think Apple reduced the battery capacity to decrease physical battery size. Why? If we'll compare this 2 CPUs: i7-4650U and i5-8210Y we'll see that max TDP (aprox. shows cpu power consumption) is 7W while for i7-...


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The batteries I have used from iFixit do show the battery health and work functionally the same as the apple battery. I have yet to be disappointed in my purchases from iFixit.


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Possible Solution 1: The proposed solution by Henry Gross-Hellsen is the most common one. It didn't work for me, but there are quite a few people responding that it worked for them. I removed the entire IOPlatformPlugin.kext, but still CPU is reported as 0.80Ghz (800Mhz). Confirmed the kext removed, and on rebuild of kext sudo kextcache -i / it complained ...


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My macbook Pro was almost unusable because of kernel_task high CPU for weeks At the same time the battery get inflated so i finally decided to go on Apple Center in Rome to replace it... even if out of warranty Apple have replaced my battery (and keyboard as well) for 0€ cost. Even better ... kernel_task problem suddenly disappears !!! so i'm pretty sure ...


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Those temps seem fine to me. MBP models usually range from about 40ºC (104ºF) to 100ºC (212ºF) depending on whether the CPU is idle or under load. CPU temps (just like ambient temperatures) typically have a bearing on GPU temps too, especially within the extremely confined spaces of a MacBook. If you'd like, you can refer to the Intel Mac Temperature ...


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