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Question: Macbook Pro battery drains in 30 minutes, Help!


I have a macbook pro 13 inch mid-2010. I realize the laptop is going on 8 years old but I can't seem to figure out why the system is draining my battery so quickly. It lasts upwards of 40 minutes on battery on a good day. Before settling on a new purchase to upgrade, I was hoping someone could help me get a little more life out of this bad boy.

Battery Information:

Model Information:

Serial Number: W01107AW7D3BA

Manufacturer: GREENBOX

Device Name: A1322

Pack Lot Code: 3230

PCB Lot Code: 30db

Firmware Version: ddae

Hardware Revision: dac2

Cell Revision: 2b39

Charge Information:

Charge Remaining (mAh): 4266

Fully Charged: No

Charging: No

Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 6044

Health Information:

Cycle Count: 34

Condition: Normal

Battery Installed: Yes

Amperage (mA): -1442

Voltage (mV): 10704



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Mar 16, 2018 9:24 AM in response to joobadeezees In response to joobadeezees

Is this a replacement battery? I've not seen one made by "GreenBox." A 2010 model should have a LOT more than 34 cycles. Also the "Full Charge Capacity" reading seems too high for a 13-inch model. That number should be no higher than about 5750 for an original Apple battery.

Mar 16, 2018 9:24 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 11:18 AM in response to joobadeezees In response to joobadeezees

joobadeezees wrote:

Yes it is a replacement. Original battery was over cycled.

Nobody here would recommend an aftermarket battery outside of what OWC's NuPower brand or perhaps one sold by iFixit. There's a lot of junk out there, especially if it costs substantially less than what Apple charges for the service. The battery management system is designed around operating with an OEM battery, and you're just hoping the quality and the operation are up to Apple's standards.

Apple still stocks the OEM A1322 battery, but your machine is considered vintage. Theoretically you might be able to get an Apple Authorized Service Provider to order one and install it in California, but repair service is officially cut off for your machine elsewhere (except maybe the country of Turkey). The part still is in inventory as it was used up until the 13" mid-2012 MacBook Pro that was discontinued in 2012. However, Apple probably wouldn't order one, and in any case you've installed an aftermarket battery, which is considered a bar to receiving any kind of hardware service.

Mar 16, 2018 11:18 AM

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Question: Macbook Pro battery drains in 30 minutes, Help!