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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobdobalina, Sep 28, 2011.
Calibrate the battery then reset the PRAM and SMC
NVRAM/PRAM has nothing to do with battery, power or charging issues. The SMC does.
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
Got the same problem
Also received an obviously used "brand new" battery from ifixit today. I'm currently expecting a reply on my quite harsh email to them demanding an explanation for this.
#1 Problem is buying a battery from a 3rd party.
You spend a $1k+ on a computer and then put a bootleg battery in there?
Basically spend the money and buy a battery directly from apple.
To be honest you should buy it directly from Apple and see if you can return the use iFixit battery.
I would never trust a battery that didn't come from Apple. Too many have reported problems with 3rd party batteries.
Have fun when your battery explodes! Seriously though...it could happen.
Likely because it's been refurbished. It's a genuine apple battery, you can tell by the serial # on it (3rd party batteries don't have this). But I doubt its a new battery, just new cells on the inside and clearing the micro controllers nvram (which is mostly all that really matters).
Never trust a battery that doesn't come from Apple
As an ACMT who's seen hundreds of third party batteries, I whole heartedly agree with this.
Buy a battery from apple
I'm not aware they allow this on the internal batteries due to the exposed cells and the liability of people setting themselves on fire. If they do, news to me. You can send it to them and pay to have it replaced. But I'm not aware of anyway they will legitimately send you one to replace on your own. And no, ifixit is definitely not buying straight from Apple.
Have fun when your battery explodes
You have a better chance of holding a winning lottery ticket while being struck by lightning. I've seen hundreds of Apple (oem and 3rd party) batteries expand. I've never seen one "explode" that didn't involve surge or massive physical damage.
iFixit is a well-known third party though so I don't see a problem with buying from them.
Not a 3rd party battery.
I think a few people are missing the point here. ifixit are saying the batteries are new, and genuine Apple product. Buying a new product from a 3rd party is not the same as buying a 3rd party product.
This was likely a refurbished battery with obvious signs of rough handling being sold as a quote-unquote NEW and genuine Apple product. There's an ungenerous term for that that begins with F.
So, two years later, how's the battery working for you? Did you send it back? Did you manage to fix the problem with it dying suddenly at 10%?