Battery Woes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nar1117, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    Im having some trouble with my battery. I have a 15" MBP 2.16/2gig/Core Duo for just about a year, and for the last few months I have seen my battery's health deteriorate pretty fast.

    I compared it with the two other MBP batteries in my family:

    Mine: 23% Health / 82 cycles
    #2: 94% health / 62 cycles.
    #3: 87% Health / 167 cycles

    Obviously there is something wrong here, but im not sure if its a problem with the computer or the battery. I usually have the computer plugged in, and when I dont, im not doing any battery-intensive operations - just web surfing and listening to music. I can only get just over an hour of usage out of my battery when it is not plugged in.

    I called Applecare and they had me take the battery out and unplug the computer, then hold the power button for 6 seconds. Im not sure what it was supposed to do, but it didn't help. The battery is not one of the batteries that is up for recall, so i cant return it. They suggested that I take it to an apple store and have them do diagnostics on it.

    Any ideas before I visit the store?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gameguy3001 macrumors member

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    Feb 8, 2007
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    Saskatoon, SK
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    The reset they had you try reset the SMC (system management controller).
    With those batteries, what is the Full Charge Capacity on them? If its below a certain amount, you should be able to get the replaced.
     

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