It takes forever to charge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheMonarch, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

    TheMonarch

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    So for the most part, I'm pretty happy with my new MPB [2.53], except for charging times. When I first turned on my MBP it was at about 68% battery, and it took quite a long time for it to get to 100%. At first I thought to myself "Its probably because I haven't calibrated the battery, I should do that now".

    So right now, I've been charging from 0%. Its been since 7:00pm, and it is now 11pm and its still charging, right now its at 95% with 50 min still remaining. Thats nearly a 5 hour charge :mad:.I've only been browsing the web, listening to iTunes [total CPU usage 8-12%], and my brightness on one bar.

    My previous PowerBook had bigger [58 watt-hour] battery, and a 65 watt charger, yet charged in about 2 hours.

    BTW, I'm happy with the battery life, I've been getting about 4 hours [give or take], its just the charge times that are frustrating.
     
  2. steve31 macrumors 6502a

    steve31

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    I dont have my new MBP yet but I know with my MBA it took almost 9 hrs to charge fully for the first few cycles but then it "broke in" and would charge in 4 hrs. It might be the same with these new notebooks. I get mine (hopefully) tomorrow so I will test and post back.
     
  3. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat as you (except I have the 2.4 stock new MBP).

    My battery is at 97%, and it seems perfectly content there. It says "Battery Charged" and appears to be not charging any further.
     
  4. TodVader macrumors 6502a

    TodVader

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    You guys must be new to Apple notebooks. They always stop charging between 95-99%. Rarely will they go to 100% They are designed to be that way.
     

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