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Macbook Pro with dead battery - running slow via mains power

by leigh15 / January 28, 2010 2:44 AM PST


I've got a late '06 Macbook Pro, running OS 10.4.11, 2GB RAM, 2.16GHz processor. The battery recently died, but that's not a problem as I run it via the power adapter when at home. Problem is, since the battery packed up, the computer itself is running slower than when the battery was installed. Is this usual? It's a dualcore processor, and was previously fast enough to watch HD movies, but now HD movies are jerky, and the whole overall operating system seems noticeably more sluggish.

Any ideas...? I'd rather not replace the battery straight away, if I can help it...

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Macbooks will run slower
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 28, 2010 5:03 AM PST

when the battery is removed.

It is a design thing


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Macbooks will run slower
by leigh15 / January 28, 2010 5:17 AM PST

Hey, thanks. I'd better get another battery, then... Wink

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Check out
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 28, 2010 7:59 AM PST for replacement batteries for that machine.

They are usually cheaper and with better specs than the original


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check out
by leigh15 / January 28, 2010 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: Check out

Thanks again! Seems that folks don't rate the Apple batteries too highly... I'd been getting the infamous random sudden shutdown issue too, so maybe a new battery might help in that respect. Happy

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