Battery Problems - Coconut Application

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  1. LittleApple08 macrumors member

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    Hey, I just found the Coconut App. and It says I have 40% of my 100% of battery life.

    Also, I have another problem with this battery. When my computer gets to a certain percentage. The battery thinks it's dead when it isn't. When I plug it into the wall it's fine! Then continues to drain the life until 0%. I don't want to have to plug it in at 50% every time. Is their a way to fix this?!

    I was wondering if their is a way to increase my battery life again without buying a whole new battery. Any information will help! Thanks.
     

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  2. LittleApple08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone have any ideas? Just keeping this fresh.

    :confused: I heard that if you drain a battery all the way. It eventually restores it's power. Is this true or not?

    Thanks!
     
  3. zephead macrumors 68000

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    In most cases, yes. Run your Mac completely out of battery until it's forced to sleep, leave it for a couple hours until the flashing white light turns off, then plug it in and leave it plugged in until it says it's fully charged.

    Your battery health is unusually low, even for being at almost 300 cycles. If you have AppleCare or are still within your one-year warranty, I'd go get it checked out at an Apple Store.
     
  4. LittleApple08 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, does anyone know quicker way to get that white flashing light off. That is what always bugs me. You have to let it sit there and completely die? Is their a quicker way?
     
  5. zephead macrumors 68000

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    You could just wait until it goes to sleep and then plug it in. That's the easy way (which I do :p ) and it works pretty good but I hear draining it completely is better.
     
  6. gusious macrumors 65816

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    You mean the light that indicates sleep mode?I don't think it turns red.I don't think it turns to any color except white...

    Have you seen it turning red?
     
  7. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Where the heck did read red??

    Sorry zephead...I must be drunk...With water...:eek:
     
  8. LittleApple08 thread starter macrumors member

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    "Contacting Apple for Support and Service
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    * Phone support: 1-800-275-2273
    * Find an Apple retail store
    * Find a U.S. Apple authorized service provider
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    I contacted apple a guy there informed me for a battery being under 300 cycles and acting the way it did and only 2 years was pretty uncommon. I get a free replacment. I don't know if this will help anyone with the same problem. But if your battery is doing what mine was look into this.

    Peace, Thanks for the help guys.
     
  9. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Sweet, a free new battery. Glad I could help. :)

    How do you know it wasn't vodka? :D
     
  10. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Probably!! There isn't another way to explain the "red" issue!:p
     

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