New Battery or Something Worse?

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

  1. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    A battery down to an hour is definitely on the cusp of dying.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Get a new battery AND a new charger of appropriate size.

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

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