"Service Battery" warning after SSD install in Optibay

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by critmoney, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. critmoney macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hi folks,

    I installed an OWC Extreme 3G SSD (240GB) in the optical bay of my mid-2010 17-inch MacBook Pro this evening. Upon powering up the machine after install, my battery has shown a "service battery" warning and according to iStats Menu, the health of the battery is down to 68%, from 97% before the install.

    The new drive formatted without incident, I've been able to read and write data from/to it, and the machine is functioning normally otherwise.

    I tried restarting several times and then I did an SMC reset, nothing has worked.

    Does anyone have any history with this sort of issue and/or a resolution to the problem?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    I post here pretty regularly and I have never heard anyone with this issue before, sorry to say. :(
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Apart from making sure your battery cable is properly seated and calibrating the battery, I don't think I can suggest much more.
  4. MKang25 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    Did you disconnect the battery when you were working. There might have been some static discharge that went towards the battery.

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