Battery meter mystery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mochi Hana, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Mochi Hana, Dec 3, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010

    Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Jul 30, 2010
    I started having a weird problem earlier today, with a messed up battery meter. It keeps reading 0%, when I can boot the computer up and use it fine on battery power. Also, when I do plug in the power adapter, the little lights on the side of the laptop that usually light up to indicate time remaining don't do anything. I have no idea what could possibly be wrong here. :(

    EDIT: After rebooting a few times, it appears to be charging and working correctly, but the meter is still acting a little wonky; it's being slower to calculate the time left until it's fully charged. My fingers are crossed that this is just a freaky one-time occurrence. I'm also noticing that iStat Menus and the normal battery meter are giving two completely different recharge times. iStat Menus is saying 2:00 until full, but the normal battery meter says only 0:53. I don't know which one's correct.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    You'll know in two hours which one is correct. :p

    You could try an SMC reset, but every once in a blue moon, those battery boards go out and cause strange issues.

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