Battery Calibration Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrdice87, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. mrdice87 macrumors member

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    I have a 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with horrible battery life. Apple sent me a replacement battery about a year ago, but now this one is acting up, also. I'm getting the "Service Battery" indicator, so I've tried recalibrating several times. The problem is, there's still nearly half a charge on the battery once it says it's empty. It takes well over twenty four hours for the battery to completely deplete after going into sleep mode. I want to reclaim that battery capacity. How do I do this?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Generally you can't reclaim capacity. Your best bet would be to buy a new battery.
     
  3. ncmason macrumors regular

    ncmason

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    Read this article from Apple:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490

    Get this application to monitor your battery:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19085/coconutbattery
     

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