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How Can I Tell If I Need To Replace The Battery On My Mac?


Is there a way to know if I need to replace the battery on my MacBook?
- Asked by Stephen B. April 1st, 2014


In Mavericks, move your cursor to the menu bar and hold down the Option key while clicking on the Battery icon. The top item in the menu will show the condition of your battery. If will say either "Normal", "Replace Soon", "Replace Now", or "Service Battery". If it says either of the latter two options, we recommend making an appointment at the Genius Bar of your local Apple Store.