2011/11" not charging battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tootles, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Jun 15, 2011
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #3
    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.
     

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