My MacBook Pro Shocks Me When I Connect It To A Three-Prong Charger

There are already many questions about how to solve a problem where touching a MacBook Pro while it is charging gives one an electric shock. In most of cases, connecting a three-prong extension to the charger and using it seems to solve the problem (since that allows the MacBook Pro to be properly “grounded” or … Read more

Fresh battery replacement already showing degradation

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 15 inch running MacOS Catalina (10.15.6) which had the top case (battery) replaced in July 2020 due to significant battery degredation over the 1 year I had owned it. The battery health went from 100 % to 84% in just over 12 months. Since having that replaced, I noticed … Read more

Macbook air 2012, installed new battery, bottom of trackpad sounds loose/clicky now, ideas?

My other one couldn’t hold a charge well but didn’t look bloated at all to have warped anything in my system. All that was weird that happened was that I lost one of the bottom case screws (small ones), could this cause it? (I could get replacement from amazon). I’m going to go back in … Read more

How to prevent the battery capacity degrading using a PowerBook G4 with Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a 2005 PowerBook G4 which I dual-boot Mac OSX 10.5.8 and Ubuntu 16.04 XFCE. The ‘book runs both OSs quite well but I have noticed that using Ubuntu has the effect of reducing the battery capacity quite qucikly. For instance today, my aftermarket battery was showing “full” at 64% but after using Ubuntu … Read more

Macbook Pro says it’s charging but isn’t, both when plugged in and not plugged in

I plugged my macbook in when it was on 10% and noticed it said not charging, so I unplugged to try a different cable but noticed when it was unplugged it still had the battery with the charging icon, and said it was plugged in (which it wasn’t) but not charging. I restarted it but … Read more

Macbook Air Early-2015 Service Recommended Warning [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Battery service and insanely low maximum charge (2 answers) Fully charged MacBook Air turns off when power cord removed (2 answers) Battery status and replacement (2 answers) MacBook Pro mid 2009 reports “Service Battery” but works ok (2 answers) Should I replace my Macbook battery, charger, or both after … Read more

Trying to get 2015 MacBookPro with hosed hard drive(?) logic board(?) diagnosed / going again

My trusty 2105 15″ MacBookPro fritzed out when it hit zero battery while YouTube was streaming. The next morning I got a blinking folder at startup. I sent the harddrive to TTR Recovery but it was unrecoverable. There is now an Aura N SSD inside. I’m having serious trouble getting the computer back going/diagnosing what’s … Read more