Service Battery message

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Samelson03, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    Last night, I found out that my battery isn't doing too well. I already tried recalibrating the battery and thought it worked but it didn't. The odd thing is that I just got this battery late last year and it only has 26 cycles on it. It's not from Apple, it's from some other brand. Am I pretty much screwed or is there any other way I can get this message to go away?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would but I don't want to spend freakin' $130 bucks.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Then go spend however much it was for an off brand battery more often.
     
  5. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I continue to use this battery, it won't harm the insides will it?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoff" batteries. Also, there is no assurance that knockoff batteries have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board.

    Battery Replacement
    Replacing the built-in battery in your MacBook Pro
    Replacing the Battery in your MacBook Air
    Intel-based Apple Portables: How to replace or service a built-in battery

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I normally don't trust knock-off brands either, but I didn't want to spend $130 at the time I bought this battery. I actually think I fixed the issue for now by doing a SMC reset but I'll check those links anyways. Thanks!
     
  8. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    If you still need it, you could buy a genuine battery from eBay (eshopsino) just for $63.99 .
     
  9. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll keep that name in mind. Thanks!
     

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