macbook battery problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flir67, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. flir67 macrumors 6502

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    ok my battery when pressing the button shows it as full.
    the magsafe adapter shows it as charging.

    when I unplug the adapter 2 seconds later the computer cuts off like the battery is dead.

    tried smc reset and cmd-option p+r

    still does it.

    anyone have clue? sounds like overcharged.

    but it does the same thing if I close the lid and repeat above steps.

    anyway to reset battery.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, have you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in after a little while? :)
     
  3. flir67 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well I downloaded coconut battery meter. and found out my replacement battery apple gave me is now dead in 1 day. the other day I got 3 hours out of it and today Its at 1020mah. and thats 20% so if I unplug it, the laptop cuts it self off.

    anyway to reset this via some battery hack.
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    um, call Apple and tell them to send you another battery?
     
  5. flir67 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok I had already written off this battery as dead, only thing is today 3 days after giving up on this battery something very strange happens.

    now my mag adapter says full charged, the battery shows a full charge by pushing the button. if I run coconut it shows the battery cycles now -1 and the power has -1. before I mentioned it was 1020mah.

    tried previously mentioned fixes still nothing.

    anyway drain battery completely manually. or reset the battery info, show it will recharge.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. woolwit macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Battery Problem

    Have a look at http://www.macbookbatteryproblem.com/ which has the whole story of the battery problem and also links to pertinent Apple (and other) pages including how/when to take it back.
    Best,
    Woolwit
     

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