Macbook Battery Meter Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bullers, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Bullers macrumors newbie

    Bullers

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    May 27, 2006
    #1
    The battery meter in os x is showing the wrong %.
    It says 97%, but then in the menu is says "Battery is charged"
    The green light is on on the power supply, and it doesnt go orange even when I unplug the cord for a while then plug it back in.
    Does anyone know what's wrong??

    Thanks

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  2. Bullers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Bullers

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    #2
    i think i've fixed it. I let the battery run down to below 95%. It seems to be fine now.
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    Well, if the battery was kept at a constant 100%, within a year the battery wouldn't work anymore. OSX charges the battery to 100% then stops powering it. Like all batteries, even without use they dissipate. Maybe leaving it on for like 2 days will use up the 5%, maybe. Anyway, so users won't have to remove the battery to prolong life Apple is doing this. Essentially when it is at 100-95% it is like taking the battery out of the notebook.
     

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