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First thing to do is check the health of the battery - eventually when the batteries get on the old side, they tend to have little issues like this and either need to be [guide|101517|recalibrated], or replaced. These are old enough it’s usually a bad battery but it can also sometimes come back with a recalibration run long enough to get some extra time out of the battery. For Macs, you don’t charge when the machine no longer boots - the difference between Mac and PC is PCs tend to shut off while Macs go into forced suspend mode.
 
If that doesn’t help, refresh the [guide|1678|thermal paste]. Get a tube of [https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-MX-4-Compound-Micro-particles-Durability/dp/B0795DP124/|Artic MX-4] instead of AS5 for this laptop, since it’s not an easy job to correct a failed application and I have noticed in laptops AS5 degrades prematurely more then onceonce, or an immediate application failure. AS5 will work, but I prefer MX-4 in laptops - even my easy to service ones.
If that doesn’t help, refresh the [guide|1678|thermal paste]. Get a tube of [https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-MX-4-Compound-Micro-particles-Durability/dp/B0795DP124/|Artic MX-4] instead of AS5 for this laptop, since it’s not an easy job to correct a failed application and I have noticed in laptops AS5 degrades prematurely more then onceonce, or an immediate application failure. AS5 will work, but I prefer MX-4 in laptops - even my easy to service ones.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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First thing to do is check the health of the battery - eventually when the batteries get on the old side, they tend to have little issues like this and either need to be [guide|101517|recalibrated], or replaced. These are old enough it’s usually a bad battery but it can also sometimes come back with a recalibration run long enough to get some extra time out of the battery. For Macs, you don’t charge when the machine no longer boots - the difference between Mac and PC is PCs tend to shut off while Macs go into forced suspend mode.

If that doesn’t help, refresh the [guide|1678|thermal paste]. Get a tube of [https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-MX-4-Compound-Micro-particles-Durability/dp/B0795DP124/|Artic MX-4] instead of AS5 for this laptop, since it’s not an easy job to correct a failed application and I have noticed in laptops AS5 degrades prematurely more then once. AS5 will work, but I prefer MX-4 in laptops - even my easy to service ones.

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