Battery problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oclor, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. oclor macrumors regular

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    I have the iStat pro widget, and it tells you your battery health and so forth. In the past week, my battery health has gone from 86% to 26%. Also, when i charge my computer, it says that it has 100% battery power but when I unplug it, it says they're only 46 minutes left. Sometimes when i charge it then unplug it, I would use it for a while and it would still say 100%, then suddenly my computer dies when it runs out of power. I recently recet the PCU and still the same problem. Any suggestions?

    EDIT: This is on a macbook
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  3. oclor thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just read how to do that on apple.com. I haven't done that but usually I charge the battery until it gets to 100%, drain it untill it's 2% or lower and then plug it back in. Would calibrating it fix my problem?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Not necessarily, but it's the first troubleshooting step in order to ensure that your computer is receiving accurate information from your battery.
     
  5. oclor thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll try it when I get home. Thanks.
     

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