macbook staying at 99% charge for long time

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

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    usd$129
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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