how do i check the battery?

is there a way to test the battery, to see if in needs a replacement?

QA Rechargeable Battery MacBook (Aluminum)

QA Rechargeable Battery MacBook (Aluminum)

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  • Best Answer:

    You can get battery health software. Battery Health Monitor is freeware. And Coconut Battery is donationware. Both give a graphic representation of your batteries health.
    Also if you click on the black Apple in the upper left of your menu bar and click on about this mac; you'll get a small window with some basic info, select the more information button. From the list that comes up select power; that will give you some very basic information about the health of your battery.