Macbook battery won't fully charge. (BUT!)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ldura9t, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. ldura9t macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2006
    So, the battery will charge to 95% and stop, I know, I've read about this. I haven't read about the additional issues happening with mine, though.

    I got a white macbook 2.0ghz about 3 weeks ago, and just today started having problems with the battery.

    It charges fine, albeit maybe a bit more slowly that it used to, to 95% (Slowing down more noticeably in the 90%'s). At 95%, it keeps trying to charge, but the 'estimated time remaining' starts increasing (and doesn't stop, from what I can see! I haven't let it go on too long (more than 15-20 minutes) yet, though). So at 95% it starts around 35 minutes, and I've seen it get up to around 50 minutes!

    I've read how this is fixed by recalibrating the battery, which involves charging to 100%, and waiting for the charge light to go green. NEITHER of these will happen. While the time is increasing at 95%, the light will not go green, it stays orange.

    I'd appreciate any advice. I'll probably call tomorrow, but I don't have a local Apple store, though I will in a week or so (College!).

  2. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    You calibrate the battery by discharging it completely and then do a full recharge.

    Not the other way around ;)
  3. ldura9t thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2006
    Damn, I only read the 'to initially calibrate' in the mac help, which says to charge it first. I'll try discharge/charge. Thanks, I'll see if this works. :)

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