macbook pro 2011 powers off randomly when off battery... usually around 33%

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aoaaron, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. aoaaron macrumors 6502

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    hey my MBP around 33% just powers off completely and won't turn back on until put into power.

    I have installed an SSD samsung eve 840 recently which is a bit loose and i can hear it moving as i couldn't find anything to secure it.

    do you think its somehow damaging the battery or pressing on it to make it loose and cause loss of charge?

    its a very annoying thing on my laptop and i'm not sure how to handle it. contemplating buying a new MBP soon because of this issue but i don't know if i can cope with glossy screens of the MBP retina atm.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Irrespective, having the SSD move will stress its connector and possibly cause it to lose contact - it could be the cause of the issue.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Sounds like a bad battery.

    It should be secured in exactly the same way that the old HDD was secured.
     
  4. aoaaron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I opened up the MBP and the battery was swollen which seems to point to the battery at fault.

    How would I go about replacing the battery? What shall I buy? I'm based in the UK.
     

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