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Question: Macbook battery, help!!!

Hi, I have a macbook mid 2011 and everything is working great. However the battery dies SUPER fast, it goes down 3% ever 2-3 minutes. My cycle count is only at 180 and my battery information says normal. So I thought everything is normal, but do you think a new battery would be beneficial to me? Would a new battery help this issue? Please get back to me! Thanks in advance!!

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try an SMC reset from Apple docs:


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Apple doc to do SMC reset:


If the battery is nonremovable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Using the built-in keyboard, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the keyboard, then press the power button at the same time. Hold these keys and the power button for 10 seconds.
    If you have a MacBook Pro with Touch ID, the Touch ID button is also the power button.
  3. Release all keys.
  4. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.

If the battery is removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Remove the battery. If you need help removing the battery, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store.
  3. Press and hold the power button for five seconds.
  4. Reinstall the battery.
  5. Press the power button to turn on your Mac.

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Nov 14, 2017 4:50 PM in response to jackiewalmsley In response to jackiewalmsley

try an SMC reset from Apple docs:


User uploaded file

Apple doc to do SMC reset:


If the battery is nonremovable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Using the built-in keyboard, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the keyboard, then press the power button at the same time. Hold these keys and the power button for 10 seconds.
    If you have a MacBook Pro with Touch ID, the Touch ID button is also the power button.
  3. Release all keys.
  4. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.

If the battery is removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Remove the battery. If you need help removing the battery, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store.
  3. Press and hold the power button for five seconds.
  4. Reinstall the battery.
  5. Press the power button to turn on your Mac.

Nov 14, 2017 4:50 PM

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Nov 20, 2017 1:10 AM in response to jackiewalmsley In response to jackiewalmsley

It could be simply that the battery is old . It is a 6 year old battery . The batteries that were available at that time had about a 400 cycle count before degradation could occur unlike ones made in todays computers which have 1000 counts and higher . The chemistry is different in their making . This also has an effect on their longevity too . I have seen batteries with even lower cycle count to just be bad with milage like yours . Over years a battery will degrade if it is used of not . They are perishable items . You can get replacements either through apple or the aftermarket like http://www.welovemacs.com/maba.html

. They have a great selection of aftermarket parts for Macs .

Nov 20, 2017 1:10 AM

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