Can You Use Macbook Without Battery?

Many people might not know the answer to this question. In fact, it is possible to use a MacBook without a battery, but there are some things you need to keep in mind if you decide to do this. Here we will take a look at what you need to do in order to use your MacBook without a battery and some of the pros and cons of doing so. So, can you use a MacBook without a battery? Let’s find out!

Will a MacBook Pro work with a dead battery?

You are still able to use your MacBook Pro without its battery. However, if you’re using MacBook without a battery, you’ll notice that it slows down significantly and performs worse when running on only AC power because the computer will detect any fault within itself, which might be causing this slow performance or even lead to an unexpected shutdown.

You can still use it if there’s really no battery available for the MacBook. But using your MacBook with a dead battery may risk data loss and damage to your Mac. Most MacBooks with a dead battery will shut down automatically when the computer detects that there is no charge in the battery or if it gets too hot during use, even when plugged into AC power.

It is best to avoid using your MacBook if it has a dead battery, as this could cause further damage to the computer and might lead to data loss. Get in touch with Apple and see if the company’s warranty will cover your MacBook if it is still within its coverage period. If you’re not under warranty or don’t want to spend the money on a new battery just yet, you can also try to find a third-party repair shop to help you out. Just make sure they are reliable and have a good reputation before trusting them with your Mac.

Can I use 2015 MacBook without battery?

Yes, you can use a 2015 MacBook without the battery. The computer will still turn on, but you won’t be able to use it unless you connect an external power source. Keep in mind that if the battery is completely dead, your computer may not start up at all. You can try connecting it to a power adapter and pressing the power button. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to replace the battery.

What happens if MacBook battery dies?

There could be plenty of reasons why your Macbook’s battery might die, and you may find yourself in a situation where you’re wondering if it is possible to continue using the Mac without its power source.

Yes, you can still use your MacBook if the battery dies, although this process comes with some limitations:

  • If the battery on your MacBook dies, the computer will still continue to run as long as you have power coming in from either the wall outlet or an external source like a power bank. When the computer is running off of an external power source, you won’t be able to use it at full capacity as the battery will continue to drain.
  • You will, however, still be able to use your computer for basic tasks like web browsing, checking email, and writing documents. If you need to do something more intensive like editing photos or videos, the performance of your computer may be impacted.
  • In some cases, if the battery is completely dead and there’s no power coming in from any external source, you may need to force restart your computer. If this happens, just press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds until it restarts.
  • If that doesn’t work, you can also try holding down Command+Option+Shift+Power at the same time, which should reset your Macbook by forcing a shutdown. Let go of all of the keys and press the power button like normal to turn it back on.

If you’re wondering how long your MacBook will continue running without a battery, that’s difficult to determine because this could depend on what exactly is draining the power from your computer when it dies, in addition to whether or not there’s external power available. Also, note that, over time, the battery in your MacBook will slowly lose its ability to hold a charge, so it’s best to keep it healthy by calibrating it every once in a while.

In general, though, you can expect your computer to last for at least an hour or two without a battery if it’s not doing anything intensive.

Can I remove MacBook battery?

Before answering this question, perhaps it is best to check first if your Macbook model has an easily removable battery. This is not the same for all Macbook models.

The battery on most Macbooks is sealed inside the case, and it does not come off without taking apart the entire laptop, which includes dismantling your keyboard. On some newer laptops, you need to remove more than 100 tiny screws before you can lay the battery bare.

So, if you are not comfortable taking your laptop apart or do not have the time, then it is best to take it to an Apple Genius Bar and ask them to do it for you. This way, you can be sure that the battery will be removed properly.

Some final reminders for you:

Your MacBook is your partner in work and life. Keeping its battery healthy and fully charged is very important to ensure the best performance. It is true that over time the battery can become less effective and die. But there are plenty of ways you can do to prolong your battery life.

  1. First, keep your MacBook charged as much as possible, and don’t let it die completely.
  2. Second, calibrate your battery regularly to ensure that the Macbook is using the most accurate battery level reading.
  3. Third, use low power mode when you are not using your MacBook for an extended period of time.
  4. Last but not least, use the recommended power adapters and cables to charge your MacBook.

Follow these tips, and your MacBook’s battery will last longer!


About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.