macbook staying at 99% charge for long time

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by laudern, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    hey guys

    when im recharging my late 09 macbook just recently its decided to hang at 99% charged for like 30min or so, and in the bar it just sits at 8min remaining, but takes forever to get fully charged...for a few days it said 'service battery' but its not saying that anymore.

    its out of warranty now, and i was just wondering when the time comes how much will it cost to replace the battery?
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    Try calibrating the battery and if you need a new battery, get a new generic battery off ebay for about $30.
  4. GGJstudios, Mar 7, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's perfectly normal for it not to charge to 100%. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    I wouldn't trust any battery that didn't come from Apple. Too many have had problems with non-Apple batteries.

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