MacBook Pro: Battery firmware update just bricked my battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scaredpoet, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Hi folks,

    Well I just did something I may regret: I ran Software Update today. And I noticed a battery firmware update was avaialble for my MBP promising "better performance for your 15 inch MacBook Pro."

    So, I ran it.

    Three hours later, my power supply has been charging my battery and will not stop, even though iStat Pro lists the battery level at 100%. My MBP doesn't know how much time is left (it's been saying "calculating" for the past two hours).


    I tried resetting the SMC twice. Still calculating, and still charging.

    So, what do I do now? Has this "update" just bricked my MBP battery, or perhaps even worse, broken something on the MBP? Is there some way I "back out" of this update?

    Time to call Apple? :/
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

    ivi7

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    Thats probably your best option now.
     
  3. scaredpoet thread starter macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    well, I was just about to call, and it FINALLY stopped "Calculating" an stopped charging. Now my battery is at 100% and my magsafe charger is showing green.

    I guess that means all is well, but I'll keep an eye on it.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    You should probably re-calibrate the battery now.
     
  5. CADer macrumors 6502

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    Does this mean there is an update for the battery? Or is this an old update? Sorry for the Q's I am at work and can't tell now. Or I can go check Apple.com
     
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

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    i had some problems with it too. i did the update, then decided to calibrate my battery by draining it completely (i followed the directions on apple.com). then, when it was fully charged again, i kept getting the "your computer needs to be restarted" message every time it woke from sleep. not sure what the deal is. it happened about 3 times and hasn't happened again since yesterday so i hope its all better.
     

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