Issues with battery and fan
For several months my battery has not been charging or holding a charge as it should. Within a few minutes it drops to 0%. So I always have to have the power cord plugged in.
Then within the last month or so my computer makes a loud buzzing noise. It sounds as if the fan is running on high speeds. This occurs even when I have nothing running. And I usually have to wait a while before starting up my computer again to avoid that noise on start up.
I just recently checked under "About this Mac" - and it says my Hard Drive is verified but my battery is in poor condition and has had 722 charge cycles. Which I believe is way over the typical life span of a battery.
To elaborate - the noise is not a high blowing noise but more like a high speed buzzing noise. And it comes from the top right of the keyboard.
Being that I probably would have to replace the battery anyway - should I first see if that will solve the problem? Since maybe the fan and cooling system is trying to compensate for an all but dead battery?
Or should I have Apple take a look at it and see what they say? Do you think it's more serious than the battery?
P.S. I've already tried resetting the SMC - it didn't work.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Is this a good question?