Macbook battery capacity dropping big time

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by will0407, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my macbook since Friday. Check out the attached image and let me know if you think those readings are a bit dodgy(i.e my battery capacity shouldn't have dropped that much)

    cheers.
    will
     

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  2. iGary Guest

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    It's normal.

    Unplug it for about ten minutes and charge it again and it will charge right up to 100%
     
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I don't think he's talking about current charge... he's talking about the capacity i.e. 98%.

    It's normal. It wont go down any/much more. If you notice a severe drop then contact apple... don't go by what cocoaBattery says, go by the length of time you get from a single charge. Remember to fully discharge and recharge your battery around once a month.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    Right - and the link talks about it not charging fully.

    One way to get it back up and aleviate any fears of decreased capacity is to discharge it a bit and plug it back in. It almost always goes right back up to 100%. ;)

    Some people just like to see t hat 100%. :)
     
  5. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, it just seemed a bit alarming that it should drop when I've only had it 3 days- granted it's only 2%, but when you pay over a grand (£!!), you just want to make sure it's all running smoothly!

    thanks for swift replies, always nice!
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    Make sure you fully discharge it once a month - let it discharge until it sleeps, and then plug it in to charge it.
     

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