Battery Issue (need Help)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RahulRulz, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. RahulRulz macrumors member

    RahulRulz

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    Hello, This is my First thread on this website regarding MacBook issue, actually my MacBook has lots of issue but right now I got into new Problem which I want to discuss here.

    So today I bought a Fake (non Apple) 60w MagSafe Charger for my MacBook Pro 13' (mid-2010, 2.66Ghz) as my Original Charger was dead. F.Y.I my MacBook Pro Battery Life has came to 76% and Battery Cycles has done about - 981 Cycles. so the new "non Apple" Charger was working well for few Hours as I was working on my System it suddenly turned off my MacBook so I turned it on but after system booted normally I saw a Logo on Battery Status - "Service Battery" I don't know this has cause becuase of that Fake Charger or Actually my Battery has issue, So I want to know that what should I do now ?
    Should I get new Original Apple Charger or even after buying new Charger this Status will remain same ?
    I don't have Apple Warranty, Hoping some Professional answers.

    Thank You
     
  2. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    A low quality charger can really mess up your computer.

    The thing is that unlike a USB charger for a phone, for example, a laptop charger includes a transformer that regulates voltage coming into the device. If that part is not well made, it can fry your computer. I would not trust an expensive computer to a cheap charger.

    Note, that just because a charger is not made by Apple, does not mean it's automatically bad, but if the price is too good to be true, it's probably because quality is ****.
     
  3. RahulRulz thread starter macrumors member

    RahulRulz

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    So do you think that Service Battery showed up because of Charger, If so I would get the new one ASAP.
     
  4. Voca macrumors member

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    Batteries in MacBooks have a "limited" lifespan. At around 1000 cycles it is normal that it says "Service Battery" or "Replace Battery".
    So, yes, replace your battery and get a genuine Apple charger.
     
  5. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    I would start with a new charger and then see if the battery still gives you trouble.
     

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