another Late 2011 MBP not starting up

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  1. Alfa84, Dec 13, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014

    Alfa84 macrumors newbie

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    Is it a coincidence that there are a bunch of MBP 13's not booting up / having battery issues due to OS X Yosemite - or is it just me.

    I left my late 2011 MBP connnected to an Iphone 5 and a Ipod shuffle (we're not sure if it was connected to the outlet or not) and found it completely dead the following morning.

    I thought no big deal. I ran the battery deal and Ill recharge it.- Ill run errands and be back in 6 hours. I come back and It doesn't boot. We swapped MagCharger and still the same. The magCharger green light is on but very dim.

    Im new to Mac so I went to the Apple forums and noticed that there are a few people either experiencing due to OS X Yosemite:
    - decrease in battery life
    - dead battery / can't boot

    I have an appoinment with the Genius bar just too see what they say.

    If a battery is needed there's two options:
    A. get a batttery through Apple and have them install it. If the issue continues it should be covered by Apple (and maybe they'll re-examine Yosemite for issues).
    B. pick up an aftermarket battery from Anker. If the issue continues there's an 18month warranty.

    someone else have another option or ideal ?

    Cheers,
    Alfa84
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Since you'll be there at the apple store (and provided they have it in stock), I say get the apple battery so can be up and running sooner then later. If not get the third party battery.

    I haven't read anything negative about third party batteries but then my 2012 rMBP has a sealed battery so I don't think its feasible for me to go that route, i.e., its glued onto the computer.
     
  3. BJonson macrumors 6502a

    BJonson

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    Yep its no coincidence. My 2011 worked perfect under snow leopard. As soon as I upgraded it to Mavericks the battery went bad. Yeah right. Only 72 cycles on it.
     
  4. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Been using my early 2011 13'' and updated the OS with every version, no issue whatsoever.
     

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