Late 2011 13" MBP battery & temperature issues
I replaced my MBP battery with an iFixit battery about a year ago and it worked great until recently it started draining very very quickly. I tried calibrating it following iFixit’s calibration guide but it didn’t help. (Might be worth trying calibration again.) Are there other issues that can contribute to this?
I also noticed in recent months that the fan was running much more than before. I downloaded Intel Power Gadget and have observed that the CPU is often running much hotter than recommended, into the 80s and even 90s. Wondering whether a CPU issue might contribute to rapid battery drain and if there’s anything to do about it.
It may just be that this computer is nearing it’s end of life! It is obviously rather old. Last year when I replaced the battery I also upgraded to 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD and a new HD cable — all other parts are original — and for most of the year it ran better & faster than ever! But 10 years might be near the end of the road for this one.
Are a lot of you out there in iFixit land still keeping these ~10yo MBPs going?