Battery Trouble?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquide, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Liquide macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    My 15" MBP is now all of 5 months old. I generally keep it plugged in, but over the last few weeks or so, I've noticed that the maximum capacity of the battery keeps going down.

    I use an application called coconutBattery to occasionally take a peek at what's going on. Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. DevinPitcher macrumors regular

    May 23, 2009
    Michigan, USA, Earth
    You only have 8 load cycles. That's bad for a 5 month old battery. You need to use it. Have you calibrated?
  3. Liquide thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    How do you calibrate a battery?
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
  5. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
    Since you won't be able to use your computer for 5 hours during calibration, you may want to do this step when you're asleep ;).

    Generally using a battery helps. One cycle a month is a minimum according to Apple's site, but once a week may be safer.
  6. Liquide thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009

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