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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:19 AM   #1
Tootles
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2011/11" not charging battery.

Yesterday I noticed that the battery charge icon says "(Not Charging)". Also, it's only got about 6 minutes of battery power left, even though I haven't been using it unattached from AC power (other than in sleep mode while moving between AC power sources). About This Mac report is at the bottom of this post. Is there anything I can do, myself, to fix this? Do I really need a new battery this early in its life (17 months)?

Battery Information:

Model Information:
Serial Number: D86122705CYDKRQAK
Manufacturer: SMP
Device Name: bq20z451
Pack Lot Code: 0
PCB Lot Code: 0
Firmware Version: 406
Hardware Revision: 1
Cell Revision: 173
Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 190
Fully Charged: No
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 907
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 37
Condition: Service Battery
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 7711

System Power Settings:

AC Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Wake on AC Change: No
Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake on LAN: Yes
Current Power Source: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep: 0
RestartAfterKernelPanic: 157680000
Standby Delay: 4200
Standby Enabled: 1
Battery Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
Wake on AC Change: No
Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Reduce Brightness: Yes
RestartAfterKernelPanic: 157680000
Standby Delay: 4200
Standby Enabled: 1

Hardware Configuration:
UPS Installed: No

AC Charger Information:

Connected: Yes
ID: 0x0100
Wattage (W): 45
Revision: 0x0000
Family: 0x00ba
Serial Number: 0x004ac0fe
Charging: No
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:23 AM   #2
madsci954
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Does the charging light come on? If not, the charger may have died.

I bought a 2011 MBA last September and within 6 months, I went through 3 chargers. It turns out there was something wrong with the MBA so it was exchanged this past April and haven't had a problem with the new one since.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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Do I really need a new battery this early in its life (17 months)?
It looks like your battery is pretty much toast. Take it to Apple and they can test to see if it's defective. If it is and you have AppleCare, they will replace it free. If it's not defective or you don't have AppleCare, you'll have to pay for a new battery.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
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