Problems with Battery or Battery Meter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karungguni, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. karungguni macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    I have Mid 2012 MBP Retina. I have had the display and the logic board replaced both at no charge by Apple because of display issues. Periodically, the screen will go dark usually when it is less than 35% battery and will indicate that the battery needs to be charged. The percent charged amount will jump around as well. It is at about 1200 charges so indicates that the battery should be changed. Could something besides the battery be the issue? Additionally, is it good value to change the battery on a well used computer of this vintage or better to get a new one?
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    If your Mac is shutting down at 35% that's a pretty sure sign that your battery is bad.

    A replacement battery will run you $199. A new 13" rMBP starts at $1299, the 15" rMBP starts at $1999.

    Does your rMBP still do the things you need it to do?

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