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# 152243 21-Sep-2014 12:42
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My macbook pro has , for the last year, almost, sat on my desk connected to the power and used through a desktop monitor. I had cause to use it away form the desk only to find it has a empty battery
0%percentage and is condition :replace now not charging

Do I believe all that or is there a 'trick" i should perform?

if that is the case there seems to be the usual plethora of suppliers anyone reccomend a supplier?

apparently it is a
MB990LL/A 63.5 W h Li-Poly

Thanks folks!




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  # 1133091 21-Sep-2014 12:44
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Batteries don't take well to sitting on the charger 24/7 so I'm not surprised that you've run into trouble. I got my replacement from iFixit. I don't recommend Trade Me; I bought a "genuine" battery from there and ended up with a counterfeit.



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  # 1133106 21-Sep-2014 13:26
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well there is a lesson learned
It was the battery
I was wondering why the screws were so tight and then I noticed the touchpad wasnt working
the offender below
And do you reckon that was because i left it plugged in all the time?





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  # 1133169 21-Sep-2014 16:36
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Leaving a laptop plugged into the charger ruins the battery. It only takes a few months. You need to exercise the battery.
I bought mine from www.laptopbatter.co.nz in Christchurch. This was not a genuine battery but for 65 incl GST and delivery it was worth the risk. Also 12 month warrantee.
Just remember only charge your laptop when needed.
My laptops can run for four hours flat out before I need to charge.
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  # 1133171 21-Sep-2014 16:40
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gnfb: I was wondering why the screws were so tight and then I noticed the touchpad wasnt working
the offender below

I have no idea what I'm even looking at there!

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  # 1133172 21-Sep-2014 16:41
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Behodar:
gnfb: I was wondering why the screws were so tight and then I noticed the touchpad wasnt working
the offender below

I have no idea what I'm even looking at there!


Should be flat, not bulging out.

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  # 1133207 21-Sep-2014 18:47
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Some charging systems in devices stop this from happening, ie you can leave it plugged into power all the time

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  # 1133208 21-Sep-2014 18:50
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RunningMan: Should be flat, not bulging out.

After staring at it a bit more, I now see that it's a side-on view of the battery (I originally thought that it was a cable of some sort). Yeah, not good at all!

 
 
 
 




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  # 1133310 21-Sep-2014 22:32
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nathan: Some charging systems in devices stop this from happening, ie you can leave it plugged into power all the time


Is there some neat bit of apple software that does that? hmmm thinking about it it would have to switch the power off.....

Problem: I mainly use the laptop plugged into a big screen on my desktop leaving it plugged it screws the battery

Solution : Timer that turns the power of to the battery for say 12 hours then switches it back on ?






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  # 1136416 24-Sep-2014 12:20
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There is something quite fulfilling as effecting a repair on a laptop

I ordered on TM from http://www.laptopbattery.co.nz a replacenet battery they were the lowest price for said battery

Battery arrived next day well packed and sealed new

installed works well so far

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