Macbook not recharging.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dreamreaver, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. dreamreaver macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006

    I have owned my black Macbook for about 3 months. And this 2 weeks, I noticed that it's not recharging unless the percentage is very low (abou < 50%). Right now, it's at 67% and not recharging. I have tried restarting it. And also disconnecting and reconnecting the power cable. Nothing drastic has been tried yet.

    Also, my batt's max capacity is very low. I bought it at about 5200 mAh, but right now, after about 10 cycles, it's at 3487 mAh!!!

    Is something wrong with my batt? the macbook? should i get it replaced?

    what should i do?
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    first try to re-calibrate the battery, then download coconut and see how your battery rates
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Excellent advice from the eva01, as ever. A PMU reset might help too. :)
  4. dreamreaver thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    Update on the situation

    i have just recalibrated the battery and according to coconutbatt, it's now at 61% of max capacity when fully charged! onlky after 3 months... and no, it still doesn't recharge the battery properly, i ran a video on battery power until it's 84%, plugged in the power cable and it doesnt recharge.

    will try the PMU reset now.
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    If nothing works, call Applecare. They'll replace that.
  6. dreamreaver thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006

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