Macbook Shutdown when AC adaptor disconnected

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tadmore, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. tadmore macrumors newbie

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    My wife has a 13" white Macbook on its second battery that is about a year old. Just recently it developed a problem in that it won't run on the battery, even when it is supposedly 100% charged. In checking that out I note several wierd things:
    1) The battery charge indicator on the battery only shows 1 light
    2) I downloaded a program called Battery Health Monitor - the statistics it gives for the battery are:
    Original capacity 4400mAh
    Current capacity 65,189mAh (1482%)
    Current charge 100% (65,189mAh)
    Charge Cycles 27% (107)

    The only major change to the setup of the computer was that I replaced the keyboard/trackpad as the trackpad was malfunctioning. I purchased a replacement on eBay. Although the Macbook worked fine for a while with the new keyboard, could that possibly have any impact on this battery problem?

    Any suggestions or help will be most welcome.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you calibrated the battery yet?
    Btw, my iBook shows some similar figures, that it now has four or five times the original capacity, but it can only hold a charge for around 30 minutes. It seems the battery is shot. Is it an original Apple battery or a third party battery?
     
  3. tadmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a third party battery :(
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's why I always recommend buying only Apple batteries. I don't trust any 3rd party batteries. Have you reset the SMC? Instructions are in the post that simsaladimbamba posted, in the section called CHARGING.
     

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