New Battery or Something Worse?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ohsnaphappy, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular

    ohsnaphappy

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    Just got a MBP back from one of my employees. It's a 2011. Battery lasted about one hour when I have it to her. She used her smaller MBP charger with mine and then told me the battery stopped charging. So I'm wondering if I can just buy a new battery, or is something actually fried? Just to repeat, she used her charger with my MBP and then claimed the battery disappeared. I have the MBP with me now, and it has an X in the battery icon. In the system profiler, no battery is listed...
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Its probably the battery. As long as her charger fit the MBP's port, there would be no harm, a lower wattage power brick will charge the MBP longer that's all (I'm assuming when you say smaller you mean power supply wattage).
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    A battery down to an hour is definitely on the cusp of dying.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Get a new battery AND a new charger of appropriate size.

    Battery shouldn't be difficult to change yourself.
    Check ifixit.com for a replacement guide.
     

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