"Service Battery" warning after SSD install in Optibay

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

  1. critmoney macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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