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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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MacBook Air 2017 Overheats with Browser like Safari and Edge

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Macbook overheats to 95* C while using basic safari and youtube. I have installed Macs fan control to control the temperature. The page also shows “Webpage using significant energy”. I ran etrecheck and this is what i found “There have been numerous cases of apps with heavy CPU usage.” Even though i only use safari and edge browser for basic stuff like browsing mails and youtube.

The battery is even experiencing problems though it only has cycle count of 880. The cycle count has increased significantly over the last year , but the macbook is mostly connected to the adapter throughout the day and the battery is almost fully charged all the time.

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Ojaswi’s MacBook Air 2021 08 30

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I'm suspecting your battery is at the end of its life 880 cycles is too close to the end.

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Time for a new battery ;-{

Your overheating is do to the heavy charging your logic board is doing to try to charge your battery as well as running.

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Battery and here’s the guide MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement

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MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010-2017) Battery


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It even runs hot without the charger. Is this due to battery also?


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@Ojaswi Jaiswal - Yes to both! Need to replace the battery.


Thank You Dan.. Could you suggest me the alternative website to buy the battery cause ifixit isn't available in my country.

How about aliexpress?


@Ojaswi Jaiswal - You'll need to look for a local importer of batteries as they can't be shipped via air. Aliexpress may not work either if you are not within the same continent


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