Use MBP at full CPU capacity without battery? Third-party batteries?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oYx, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. oYx macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
    My 2007 17" MBP's battery has bulged again, causing my trackpad button to be mushy. I don't feel like spending on yet another battery from Apple.

    Since it is always being used as a desktop replacement these days, is there a way to 'trick' it into thinking that a battery is connected?

    Else, has anyone tried buying replacement batteries from third parties? Any issues with those?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, there isn't. The CPU will be throttled if the battery isn't installed.
    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:
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Even if you could do this, it would be a bad idea. Your Macbook is capable of using more power at peak usage than the charger can provide, so without the battery buffer it could have to do a hard shut down because of insufficient power.

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