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Old Mar 2, 2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Battery wont hold charge

I got this laptop about a month ago. The battery cycles have only gotten to 24. but i cannot get more than 2 hrs on the battery with internet and medium brightness. any clues? - the battery health also says 100% but i swore last week i got 4.5 hrs.
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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bad battery

you must have a bad battery, if you got a warranty call apple to get a new one, or try and see what other people have to say about their batterys
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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My MacBook 2.16 was 6 months old...

and I had 20 cycles on it and health kept showing 100% as well. Select Apple>About This Mac>More Info>Power and check those reading. Most important are the two readings that are numbers like: 4500 mAh and 3700 mAh. Let us know that info.
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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so weird

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 5134
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5134
Health Information:
Cycle count: 25
Battery health: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 147
Voltage (mV): 12617

im still only gettin 2 hrs
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That is weird...

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im still only gettin 2 hrs
since I just used mine for about 4 hours and it showed 71%, and I was surfing the internet, working in Word '08, checking email in three different accounts, and doing iChat.

Manufacturer: DP
Device name: ASMB016
Pack Lot Code: 0002
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 0110
Hardware Revision: 0500
Cell Revision: 0102
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 5423
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5423
Health Information:
Cycle count: 2
Condition: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 12581

and my MacBook 2.4 250GB is 6 days old.
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 08:38 PM   #6
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My battery shows 66 cycles and still has 100% health. Did you calibrate the battery when you got it? I use mine on battery power every day. When it is getting low, I plug it in and recharge it. I get usually up to 4 hours a day on my charge.
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since I just used mine for about 4 hours and it showed 71%, and I was surfing the internet, working in Word '08, checking email in three different accounts, and doing iChat.

Manufacturer: DP
Device name: ASMB016
Pack Lot Code: 0002
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 0110
Hardware Revision: 0500
Cell Revision: 0102
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 5423
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5423
Health Information:
Cycle count: 2
Condition: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 12581

and my MacBook 2.4 250GB is 6 days old.
You are not the first to complain about the battery life in the new 2.4 Macbook. So cooler battery, but half the life.
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That is horrid. I thought the new cpu's were supposed to get better battery life?? Have you tried the taking battery out and resetting power management thingy?
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Old Mar 4, 2008, 01:40 AM   #9
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the best thing to do is call apple customer service and talk to them. I took my battery into the local store and the work didn't get documented at all, happened again several months later, called this time, no documentation on file. best bet call and they will take good care of you. just be nice on the phone . you got to give them your cc# for exchange service also.

I'm on my 3rd macbook battery ..
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