MacBook Pro: Battery firmware update just bricked my battery?

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

  1. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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


    Sep 17, 2007
    Thats probably your best option now.
  3. scaredpoet thread starter macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    You should probably re-calibrate the battery now.
  5. CADer macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    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
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    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 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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