My Mac Battery isn’t charging & preserving your battery on the MAC

It happened all of a sudden.  One day, it was working perfectly, and the next, my MacBookPro couldn't turn on without being plugged to a power source.  Unfortunately, I was literally days away from a work trip that was going to take me through many countries, and many hours on airplanes.  Not being juiced wasn't an option.

Thankfully, even in disarray, Apple pulls through.  Click on the battery icon in your status bar and follow the steps:  



If you ended in Service, you should first check your Coverage Status.  This will tell you right away whether or not your computer is still covered by Warranty or by the Apple Care Plan.  If it is, and if your battery was not damaged by you, then Apple will probably cover the replacement (this depends on your personal warranty).

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So your MacBookPro is getting old…

As the saying goes, "Once you go Mac, you never go back."  All new Mac owners go through that initial phase of excitement when they discover the OS environment, the ease of installation, the never-crashing system, and all of these great leaps forward help them forget their wallet took a hit.  While I still believe Macs are the best value for money, their nominal fee remains high. Unfortunately, after the honeymoon phase, which typically lasts a few years, the PC (personal computer) starts slowing down, and the high performance you're used to starts getting sluggish.  When this happens, you have to question whether or not you'll buy a new Mac, or go for a cheaper windows PC, but there's another way that can save you big.  Here's how I saved $1,600 by upgrading my 2009 Unibody MacBookPro 13" through software and hardware upgrades. Continue reading