Battery Charge doesn't last but five minutes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AlexGFX88, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. AlexGFX88 macrumors member

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    I have an old MBP (2.16 GHZ); 2 Gigs of Ram and 120 Gig hard-drive. I have used my battery a handful of times since I got it, and now when I try to run off of battery power, it says it is fully charged, but after unplugging it, it dies about 3-5 minutes later. I remove the battery after the shut down happens, press to button on the bottom and all five green lights are lit indicating it is full.

    Any suggestions on what to do? I really can't afford a new battery... And it doesn't seem like it is the battery anyway.

    Thanks,.

    Alex
     
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  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. There is probably nothing you can do about it now though. Apple's policy for replacement is 300 cycles, and I assume that you have gone over that. But, post a screenshot just to make sure.
     
  4. AlexGFX88 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    oh i missed that

    try to reset both NVRAM and SMC

    then calibrate the battery: empty it, wait for 5 hours then plug power cord to recharge

    then use it a little bit and see if the problem is solved or remains

    if it's still there, have your computer tested by a CMAA
     
  7. AlexGFX88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem is I can't charge it all way down, because it shuts off at around 93%...
     
  8. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    then either battery or power management on the logic board are defective

    go to a CMAA
     

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