Auto-hibernation on low power?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danb77, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    When my new MacBook gets low on battery power rather than putting itself into hibernation mode it just switches off, losing any data in open files. My old PC laptop would force a hibernation when the power got too low. Is there a way to enable this on a MacBook?

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Sounds like the SMC is overestimating the amount of battery life left. Have you calibrated your battery recently? If so, you may need to reset the SMC.
     
  3. Vader macrumors 65816

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    So when you plug it back in to power, the computer has to fully boot again, or do you get a screen with a gray overlay and a progress bar?
     
  4. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fully boot again. So this shouldn't happen? Thought it wasn't very Mac-like!
    I will try calibrating....
     

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