Battery dies at 15%

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dingdongbubble, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook Pro's battery indicator shows about 15% just before it dies. Is there some way to 'recalibrate' the reading or something?
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Depends how old your machine is. Older MBPs could be recalibrated. However is it shutting down completely or using deep sleep?
     
  3. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does not go to the deep sleep thing anymore. The screen just flashes and the computer shuts off suddenly. Its a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. According to the link you posted, apparently it is automatic.
     
  4. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    What does the battery condition status say? Does it look anything like this:
     

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  5. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like it's time for a new battery.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     

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