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Poobah
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My battery runs down fast. If I get a new one from OWC is there someone coming to the next meeting that could install it?
 
Posts: 2269 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I plan to be there and will try to remember my tool kit. I need to locate my trilobe driver which is separate from the kii. You need to have done your backups.

(I am assuming you mean the battery in the MacBook Pro, not your battery - that is out of my competence. My battery runs down faster these days too.)

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Thanks, James. I am usually out of town so much that this is the first meeting I think I will be able to attend in a long time. I did look at the video. It doesn't look too difficult except for those teensy screws. At the end of that video it showed how to reset the Power Manager; I did that, and will see if that may have improved the si6tuation. If not, I will order that new battery asap.
 
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OWC sells batteries with the special drier needed for the trilobe screws. I have not investigated any other source.
 
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This is what Battery Health says about my battery which is 5 years old.Do you think I should replace it?

Zip/GZ archiveMacBookPro_battery_health_report_7jan17.rtfd.zip (112 Kb, 20 downloads) Battery Health report
 
Posts: 2269 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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85% after 5 years? That's pretty good. I'm not sure I would be in a hurry to replace that.


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Thanks. By the way, Apple just replaced my charger for that laptop even though it was well out of warranty. It had a worn spot on the cable near where it plugs into the computer. I love Apple!
 
Posts: 2269 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Not sure this is relevant, but re the charger: We have 2 Consumer Cellular flip phones that came with USB charge cords, AND a separate electric plug to connect USB to a wall outlet. Some months back one of the phones wouldn't charge even after hours connected. Customer Service said I could purchase a new charge cord rather than getting a new phone. After ordering, I noticed the USB connection and tried charging on a computer USB port. Worked just fine! So the problem was the electric plug, not the cord after all.
Kept the new charge cord anyway, and noticed the electric plug was a new conformation, so they apparently knew of the problem. My solution: purchase USB hub wall charger.
(purchased at special discount from OWC. - link to Sabrent site here)

https://www.sabrent.com/produc...-wall-charger-white/


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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