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Question: I get a false low battery shutdown shortly after boot up

When I boot up my MacBook pro in the morning, the battery indicator shows, for example, 73% charge. I start using it and then the screen goes black. I push the power button to cycle it (several tries), and a low battery graphic comes up on a black screen--outline of a battery with a red bar at the bottom indicating low battery. I plug in the power supply and power up and everything is ok until next morning.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014), iOS 10

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Dec 12, 2017 3:25 PM in response to jamesfromforestville In response to jamesfromforestville

(Can't edit the post so replying). Wondering if cold temperature could be the culprit. Cold contracts -- could this cause the battery contact to separate? But the initial boot-up is fine. I am able to log on, open a browser and get content via wi-fi before the black screen. Seems to be operating fine for a few minutes before shut down.

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