Why is there an X through my Battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by coffey7, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

    coffey7

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    I am using my macbook laptop through a wireless network right now. Instead of saying I have 2 hours or 50% battery life, I just get the battery picture with an x through it.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It's a small bug in OS X, for some reason, it can't 'find' the battery. I simple restart will fix this (or possibly put it to sleep and wake it back up).
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    yeah i had that as well. Not sure why, though.

    The cross though the battery usually means there is no source of battery power, which obviously isn't right, because you are running off battery.

    I just plugged mine back into the wall and let it charge up, and it works fine now. If that doesn't work, log out or restart the computer:)

    edit; damn you, ericnau! :p
     
  4. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I've never had this occur - would a simple reseat of the battery be enough to fix it?
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Disconnecting the power supply usually makes it find the battery again in a hurry.
     
  6. coffey7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I have never seen that before. I was getting worried. I stat says I have had 112 cycles and have 97% life. Its almost been 1 year.
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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