MacBook Pro Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LucasBoy, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. LucasBoy macrumors member

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    hey people, on my macbook pro i have those 8 dots on the left side that light up if you press the button next to you and i was wondering is that the battery indicator. each dot representing one hour and how long of battery you have much left. i asked the apple chat online but that wasn't no help. so i would appreciate it if you respond. what does the 8 dots represent? :apple:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It represents how much charge your battery has left. 1 dot does not equal 1 hour, it equals around 12.5% charge. If you have 7 dots, you've got 87.5% charge remaining.
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    8 dots, fully charged.
    0 dots, empty.

    It's a roughly estimate, usually used to check if if the battery is charged, whenever your computer is off or if the battery isn't connected.
    If you use several batteries it's a great way to check charge status of each battery
     
  4. LucasBoy thread starter macrumors member

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    but the percentage is on the icon tool bar is that percentage wrong? cause i think it is
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's generally correct if you've calibrated your battery.
     
  6. LucasBoy thread starter macrumors member

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    what does that do?
     

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