2011 Macbook Air battery condition: "Replace Now"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by animatedude, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    I never knew such thing even existed! now my Macbook Air battery condition shows "Replace Now"

    Is there ANY way to bring it back to charging...i'm not interested to go to an Apple reseller to fix it or change battery as i intend to sell it soon.


    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: C0112660SP3DKRTAA
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device Name: bq20z451
    Pack Lot Code: 0
    PCB Lot Code: 0
    Firmware Version: 406
    Hardware Revision: 1
    Cell Revision: 173
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3830
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 131
    Condition: Replace Now
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 4617

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake on LAN: Yes
    Current Power Source: Yes
    DarkWakeBackgroundTasks: 1
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep: 0
    Standby Delay: 4200
    Standby Enabled: 1
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    DarkWakeBackgroundTasks: 1
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes
    Standby Delay: 4200
    Standby Enabled: 1

    Hardware Configuration:

    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    ID: 0x0100
    Wattage (W): 45
    Revision: 0x0000
    Family: 0x00ba
    Serial Number: 0x005594ed
    Charging: No


    Any idea if there's ANYWAY i can bring it it back to charging again?

    thanks
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    My guess is no, you won't be able to "bring it back to charging again". Only 131 cycles and the battery is toast? I'm curious as to what your normal charge/discharge cycle may have been, did you ever use it unplugged from the charger?
     
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Unplugging from the charger wouldn't make a difference.

    I expect thermal damage.
     
  4. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i used it all sort of ways but the problem is i sometimes use it for travelling it then i put it aside for months to use it....i have to do the control command option thing to wake it up.....

    But now i didnt use it for months and i'm travelling right now, when i reached my destination i found out it can't charge, i have to plug it only....

    Any solution to bring it back to charging? any idea if 131 is too much or is this normal?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    131 cycles is not abnormal. The "Replace Now" indicator could be the result of normal battery depletion, or could indicate a defect.

    For power or charging issues, try resetting the SMC, but there is no way to restore battery health once it declines.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions, including tips for maximizing battery performance. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  6. motrek macrumors 68020

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    If you let the laptop sit for months without charging then the battery is almost certainly dead and there's no way to charge it again.

    It is a well known property of lithium ion batteries that if they are ever completely depleted, it is physically/chemically impossible to charge them again.

    Luckily your laptop is dead and you aren't that Japanese guy who imported a Tesla that got stuck in customs for a few months and by the time it was released, its $20,000 battery was worthless.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Ouch! That's painful to hear!
     

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