Macbook Pro Early 2011 power issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patseguin, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. patseguin macrumors 68000

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    I have an early 2011 MBP which I replaced the battery in a few months ago. I've had it unplugged and unused for a couple of weeks and plugged it in today. It started up but everything is going super slow and the battery icon up top says "Battery is not charging" and "Power source: Power Adapter". Is there a reason why the computer is running so slow and the battery is not charging?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68040

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    What kind of battery did you use for the replacement? There are all kinds of "knock off" batteries available on eBay, Craig's List, etc. Sometimes you get one that's real good, sometimes not. OWC batteries are more expensive but are of much better quality, almost as good as the Apple original.

    Anyway, it sounds like the battery may be failing causing the slow downs. You can try removing the battery but that may cause the machine to not boot.
     
  3. patseguin thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. FlyingDutch macrumors member

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    A $28 battery ?
    I wouldn't be surprised if it has gone bad already...
    BTW it should have 12 months warranty according to the Amazon deal.
     
  5. patseguin, Aug 25, 2019
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    patseguin thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I just thought it was cheap because it's an 8 year old laptop. Does apple sell them? I'm not sure if it's worth it to buy a battery or just save for a new mini.

    UPDATE: I just opened it this morning and entered my password and after a long time it said "Macos couldn't be installed". I wasn't even try to install the OS, I was just waking it up.
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Your MacBook Pro according to Apple is vintage. Finding a genuine Apple battery for it would be very difficult.
     
  7. FlyingDutch macrumors member

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    Maybe the logic board is failing...
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    call it almost impossible...
    Apple doesn't even sell original parts for new products.
     
  8. patseguin thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had the logic board replaced by apple a couple of years ago. It would be a shame to have this laptop totally unusable anymore.
     
  9. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you can find some answers in here?
    https://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro_13"_Unibody_Early_2011
     
  10. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    you can use battery from 2012 model, which will be easier to find genuine battery, there is some used batteries on eBay advertised by seller with capacity over 90%
     

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