battery issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by giah, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. giah macrumors newbie

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    my macbook C2D even though it's already at a 100 %. It also doesn't calculate how long it takes till it's charged. iStat says 0:00 left, the finder bar doesn't stop calculating and coconut battery says it's charging.....anyone know what's up?

    the battery is supposed to stop charging when it's above the 95% as well, when you unplug and plug it again, but mine just charges like it's empty
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. giah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i'll probably have to do that, but the problem was gone after a while...but today..it's back again....I really don't want to take it to the apple store because it's nowhere near my place.

    anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    it sounds like it's charging even while at 100% but eventually goes away after a while. Sounds normal, given that it's quite a possibility that your lappy is rounding up the percentage.

    I know my battery often is stuck at 99 or 100% and is still charging and calculating time left to fully charge, but given a little bit of time they all go away when it is fully charged.


    btw if it charges while the charge is above 95% then it's probably something to look at. shouldn't be doing that...
     
  5. giah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's why I thought it was strange, because it does charge even when the charge is more than 95% (it was 97% just now and it started charging). So it looks like it keeps charging because the timer is stuck on 99%, because once I unplug it, it says 100% :(
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unless it was depleted below 95% beforehand and is on its way up to 100%. That's more of a technicality though. I just thought I'd clear it up. :)
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    right, i meant charging if the charge was already at 95%+ before you plugged it in. in which case it shouldnt charge at all and just deplete until it's back below 95%+ at which time it charges to 100%...
     
  8. giah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah it just keeps charging....it says it's on 99% and when I unplug it, it says 100%. But the LED is still orange.....it goes away after an hour or so, but I still think it's strange...:(
     

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