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Hi, guys i have done some DIY job here, my macbook battery started to display REPLACE NOW , so i purchased new one from ebay which is not best fit, so to sort this problem out i decided to change the outer casing, when i disassemble both battery casings i saw that there are 6 batteries(cells) inside, So i decided to swap the batteries Cell. which i have done nicely but now I am stuck as when i put my original battery in with new cells it still says that Replace now as battery Rom has still the same cycle count. Question IS there any way of resetting Battery Rom?
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As far as I know there is no way to reset that battery count on the original battery. A quick Google reveals that the status is stored in the actual battery and not on the computer at all.

Why not just order the right fitting battery?
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There have been many user reports of "bad batteries" or the battery won't fit right, not charging, etc, after purchasing an inexpensive replacement. Cheaper knock off batteries purchased on eBay and elsewhere are a waste of money. Always buy a genuine replacement battery. Authorized Apple resellers such as Other World Computing sell replacement batteries which are actually better than the original and are fully warranted.
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As far as I know there is no way to reset that battery count on the original battery. A quick Google reveals that the status is stored in the actual battery and not on the computer at all.

Why not just order the right fitting battery?
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Ordering another batter is the last option,
I do agree that rom is inside the battery and i can access it, and to reset it normally there is always an option to do it manually, for example touching two points on chips etc.

Any genius?
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I definitely would not be shorting out a non-original battery. May end up causing more damage then good, to be honest.
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