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In June 2017 Apple updated its 13" MacBook Air with a newer Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Why does my laptop only last 2-3 minutes without a power adapter?

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)

Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

It’s been shutting down unexpectedly. At first, it was every 1 hour or so, than minutes, so on and so forth.

I’ve tried an SMC reboot, NVRAM, reinstalling macos. I did a hardware check (holding d on the keyboard when powering on). They said it could be the power adapter so i changed it, only for it to say that no issues were detected.

Battery condition, it says normal and with a cycle count of 731.

What could be the issue? Could the battery be faulty regardless of what the mac says?


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Yep, it's a bad battery here. Here is parts and guide on how to replace battery. Guide is the same for 2013-2017 13” airs.

MacBook Air 13" Early 2015 Battery Replacement

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Battery

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Battery Image


MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Battery


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Thank you! I'll get a new battery as soon as i can.


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