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Question: MBP 2010: using w/o BATTERY ?

Unfortunately, I had to remove and dispose of the battery of my 7+ y.o. MacBook Pro mid 2010; it had swollen to a point where the trackpad was affected. Just didn't want to take any chances (fires, even explosions ...).

I've now been using the MBP WITHOUT ANY BATTERY for about a day, and everything seems to work fine. I've read somewhere that in such cases the processor speed goes down - I didn't notice anything.

Of course, one has to be extra careful that the MagSafe does not disconnect (I'm saving my work more often now), and if it ever does, the System Clock must be set again ASAP ...

Other than that:

Are there any downsides to operating a MacBook Pro without a battery if one doesn't need to be mobile?

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5), 17", Mid 2010, 4RAM, 1TB

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Dec 12, 2017 3:25 AM in response to JoMek In response to JoMek

Last year I ran this MBP 2011 model with battery at 82% of Full charge capacity and Replace Battery alert showing

for two days until I could get an Apple store appointment.

Performance was so poor in many respects and below the comfort level.

That would make you wish for a new Mac.

I didn't want to take the risk of having a bulging battery.

I went to the Apple store with the idea a picking up a new MBP and replacing the battery on this.

I had the battery changed on the third day.

This Mac is working fine now though it is a declared vintage product now.

Dec 12, 2017 3:25 AM

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