MBP 2010 Battery problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Neumark, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Neumark macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My Macbook pro from mid 2010 works perfectly when plugged in, the magsafe illuminates green and when I press the button to check the battery is goes green all the way up. However, it tells me that the battery does not charge and when disconnecting the magsafe the computer immediately dies and cannot be restarted. Also when checking the battery, no lights are seen after pressing the button.

    According to coconutbattery, my battery is at 93% of the designed charge and I have used 145 battery cycles. Also, I have reset the SMC but still having the same problem.

    It feels like the battery works fine and the problem is somewhere else.

    Any suggestions?

    Since we do not have any Apple Stores in Sweden, I cannot just go downtown to visit the Genius Bar.

    Thanks, Neumark
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Does the 93% refer to battery charge or battery capacity?
     
  3. Neumark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It refers to battery capacity.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How much charge is it showing?
     
  5. Neumark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Today:
    Battery charge 88%
    Battery capacity 90%
    Battery load cycles: 150
    Battery power usage: 0.0 Watt
    Age: 23 months
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I would try resetting the SMC again. Also, see the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. Neumark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just reseted it a couple of times with no luck. I think some hardware is broken and that I will need to go to a service guy. Thanks anyway.
     
  8. Neumark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update.

    I opened up the unibody, removed and put back the battery, and suddenly it worked.

    There must have been a loose connection.
     

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