Battery Meter Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Capex, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Capex macrumors regular

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    Hello! My battery meter has been acting odd. It reads 100% and doesnt change. Should I reset the SMC? It has never lasted this long. Earlier today while charging it, it said 0% only so i restarted it and it started to read properly. The little lights on the side wouldn't light up either.

    Mid-2009 Macbook Pro. 10.7.5.

    It now says I have almost 6 hours left of battery. This thing lasts 4 hours MAX usually.
     
  2. Laco macrumors 6502

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    I am no expert but I suspect that the battery is dieing. My battery acted really strange like this when it was nearing its end and yours is also old - 4 years?
     
  3. Capex thread starter macrumors regular

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    I recently purchased a new battery, in fact.
     
  4. Laco macrumors 6502

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    If you bought the battery from Apple I would go to the Apple store, they should fix it as it definitely seems to be malfunctioning. If it is a non-official battery they have been known to cause a lot of trouble.
     
  5. Capex thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, well thanks. I bought it from iFixit. Seems to be running good now, but if troubles recur, then I'll look into it further.
     

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