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Lincoln
May 12, 2007

Ladies.

edit: Hey I just realized I posted this on the wrong place. If a mod could move it into the Mac hardware thread, that would be great.

I replaced my mid-2012 MBP 13-inch about 2 years ago, and it's been in storage, unplugged, ever since. Yeah, that's supposed to be bad for the battery. I pulled it out yesterday, charged it up and rebooted. I'm getting a "Service Battery" warning. I'm in the process of "calibrating" the battery now, whatever that accomplishes.

Even before I replaced it, I was noting minor battery life issues...nothing severe, but definitely a shorter life from full charge. Battery cycle count is only at 246, which seem low, because I used it as my work computer seven days a week for 5 years before I replaced it. It stayed plugged in all the time.

Anyway, it's a 8-year-old battery that's been at 0% charge for 2 years, and I'm thinking I should just replace the drat thing regardless. SPEAKING OF WHICH, are there brands I should avoid because they suck? I'm finding replacement batteries anywhere from $40 to $100 online.

Unrelated: the computer is performing shockingly well for being so old. And God, I love the old keyboard. This thing is working like I just peeled the plastic film off.

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