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Brandon Sky Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Apr 27, 2013 5:01 AM

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro. Actually i just got my iMac and it actually has 10.7.5 Lion which was the version I was using before I had my hard drive replaced.

 

On November 17th, 2011, I experienced THIS problem with my battery:

Screen shot 2011-11-17 at 4.52.59 PM.png

As you can see, the battery condition is "Service Battery". Luckilly now its back to normal. (That was over a year ago). Now my battery condition is "Replace soon". For a brief moment it was "Replace now" and now its "Replace soon". My battery no longer charges to 100%, and below is a screenshot.

Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 8.50.41 AM.png

As shown below, in the MacBook pro safety information it says you should not remove the battery on your MacBook pro, because the battery is built in to the aluminium casing (or unibody), so the battery can only be removed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 8.57.33 AM.png

 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,400 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    You may have to take the computer to the Apple store or AASP and have the

     

    battery replaced.

     

     

    Best.

  • LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    You need a new battery. Take it to a apple store to have the battery replaced.

  • LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    Why do you think it shouldn't be replaced. If it is telling you to replace soon that mean it needs to be replaced.

     

    Any apple store can do that for you and it comes with a limited warranty. That special connector is something any apple store deals with daily. So I would assume they know exacty how to disconnect it and reconnect it without causing any damage.

  • LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:31 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    Sorry but I don't see what the problem is with changing out the battery. The system is telling you it needs to be replaced. All batteries only last so long. Yours is 4 years old and all reports state it needs to be replaced.

  • LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    If you do a search for replace macbook pro battery I'm sure the suggested price would come up. Or you could call your local apple store and ask them.

     

    Batteries aren't really covered under the warranty anyway. Unless the system is nearly new and the battery fails. So it would always be at the owner expense to replace it. Most all apple stores do this regularly so they would know exactly what it will cost you.

  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,400 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)

    Battery Cycle Count /Battery Life

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1519

     

    Battery cost

     

    Battery Replacement > How much does battery replacement cost?

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro/service/battery/

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