Macbook not recharging.

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

  1. dreamreaver macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    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

    eva01

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    first try to re-calibrate the battery, then download coconut and see how your battery rates
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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

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    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

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    If nothing works, call Applecare. They'll replace that.
     
  6. dreamreaver thread starter macrumors newbie

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