Replacing battery in Mid-2009 MBP ?'s

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  1. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm replacing my battery today... anything I need to do afterwards? Reset the SMC, let the battery drain FULLY and then charge FULLY before you using, etc?

    Just things like that... any thoughts? or direction?

    Or do I do nothing, simply replace it and move on
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    The only thing I would recommend is resetting the SMC.
     
  3. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Which refresh my memory - that's simply taking out the old battery, putting in the new one, BUT before I plug the new one in I hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then plug it in - right?
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    See this link for more information:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295
    According to it you do not need to have the battery removed to reset the SMC.

    To reset the SMC:
    Shut down the computer.
    Plug in the MagSafe or USB-C power adapter to a power source and to your computer.
    On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    Press the power button to turn on the computer.

    EDIT: Do you need battery swap instructions? I can post a link if you need it.
     
  5. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got that covered - iFixit is awesome! Thank you for the offer!
     
  6. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Battery replacement a success! It's been YEARS since I've seen this much charge! Just a like new computer!

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