Air 2011 battery issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lhoffstadt, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. lhoffstadt macrumors member

    lhoffstadt

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    #1
    Hi, I want to ask some advice please regarding my laptop. I replaced the battery on my MacBook Air because the previous one was not holding a good charge. After I put the new battery the percentage on the battery information is acting weird. The laptop power off having still 15%. After I plug in the power adapter it show me 1% so the OS is not reading the correct information.

    Any recommendation on how to fix this?

    Thank you.
    Luis
     
  2. nachtfrost macrumors newbie

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  3. lhoffstadt thread starter macrumors member

    lhoffstadt

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    Hi, thanks for your answer. I have not tried yet to reset it. Will it affect the OS if I do that? Thank you
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Smc and nvram reset will not affect the os.

    Have you tried calibrating the battery? Where did you get the battery?
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There is been latest reports that third parties batteries may not work for Macbooks, unconfirmed.

    Ifixit has a blip on that, batt sold by ifixit, they are advising return for refund if it doesn't work.
     
  6. lhoffstadt thread starter macrumors member

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    That was my case I bought the battery on ifixit, I will return it and get it someplace else. Probably that is the issue.

    Thank you all for the help and advice.

    Luis
     
  7. BookEmDanno macrumors 6502

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    I have (had) some issues (not charging, inaccurate % showing, mac won't turn on if power cord is not plugged in and others,) with a replacement to my original battery on my MB Air mid 2011. The battery was third party (BRTong) purchased a year ago last month from Amazon (39 bucks).

    I started to have issues about 6 months on using it. I tried SMC and PRAM resets and had the same issues. Then I tried to reset (took out the cable and placed it back in) inside the mac. After that, it works again. Currently it's showing health is 100%, condition is normal, and already have 64 charging cycles.

    So FYI.

    Danno
     

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