Battery problem, or is it?

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  1. Prodo123, Jul 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011

    Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    My MBP 2011 15" has some issues, or things I think are issues.
    The first is, the battery is charged to 100%!! Impossible, because last night it was 96% when fully charged! Does this mean I have to recalibrate, or is this perfectly fine?
    The second is, the top of the trackpad won't click. Is this normal, or a manufacturing defect?
    Thanks!
    -prodo123

    EDIT: Trackpad is solved.
    Battery charge is varying by 300mAh, which is causing the percentage fluctuation. I only have 18 cycles but why is it doing this?
     
  2. badtzwang macrumors regular

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    Talk about overreacting ... both are quite normal. The trackpad is based off of a hinge design so the very top of the trackpad won't click.
     
  3. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    OK, because Apple did say "Click anywhere" and the Magic Trackpad will let you click anywhere.
    But the battery is really bothering me. Last night the max charge was 6650mAh, but now it's back to 6950mAh again.
     
  4. colour macrumors regular

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    both issues bug me in the 2011 mbp 13.
    I deal with the battery problem its never @ 100 and i calibrate it often.

    the trackpad thing is a bit frustrating but i have changed it to click from click to tap trackpad its much better this way
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's perfectly normal for your battery health to fluctuate up and down over time. It's also perfectly normal for your battery to sometimes not charge to 100%. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  6. xDC macrumors member

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    Your battery will go up in down alot, my 2010 i5 goes from 88% health to 95%. It has 400 cycles on it. I wouldn't worry about the battery unless you feel it doesn't as long as before.
     
  7. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    Funny, my 2010 15" MBP has been rock solid at 92-93% for the past year, now having 201 cycles on it. (It had 98% health when I started in April 2010, but it dropped down to 93% that summer.)
     

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