12" pb battery problems

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by madtodaimax, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. madtodaimax macrumors member

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    I have a 12" pb of the last rev. It is about 10 months old and I am noticing some weird battey problems. The battery charges and drains fine, but when the battery has 45 or less minutes, it will suddenly jump to 0minutes remaining and the computer will actually die unless i plug in the power adapter. When I do this, the time remaining to charge doesnt always go down, it sometimes keeps telling me its going to take more time to charge, If anyone can tell me how, I will post my coconubattery stats. For the meantime i have a max capacity of 75%. 3 days ago I had a max capcity of 80%.[​IMG]
     
  2. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds as if your battery has only 55% of its original capacity. Time to recalibrate.

    To post CB stats. Run CB, type CMD+Shift+3 then hit the spacebar. A camera icon will appear, place camera over CB and click ffor snapshot, when you post a message use Manage Attachments to attach your CB pic.

    To calibrate your battery: charge it until you get a green light, disconnect power and run on battery until the PB goes to sleep. Reconnect power and charge until green.

    Now run CB and take another pic.
     
  3. madtodaimax thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks. but where do i type that in. Could I also possibly try to go to the genious bar and try to have them replace the battery?
     
  4. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    To take the pic, you just hit that sequence. You can do that anytime.

    Since it has only been 10 months you probably should try the GB if you can't resolve the issue. Heck, if your down to 55% I'd try for a replacement battery.
     
  5. madtodaimax thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry, but CMD+Shift+3 and space. where is CMD
     
  6. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. The Apple key to the left of the spacebar.
     

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