MBP Battery Drain while Shutdown

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  1. dgrizzell macrumors member

    dgrizzell

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    #1
    I've got a 17" Macbook Pro from May of 2007 that is serving me well now in my last year of college. The battery health began to deteriorate last year so I replaced it with a new one from Apple (a hefty $120).

    Recently, the past two times that I have left for class (with my MBP fully charged) it has drained while shutdown (completely turned off NOT just "asleep"). When I say it drains, I mean it has roughly 2-5% of its battery life left giving me about 20 minutes of power until I get back home for the day.

    Here's the kicker: the battery is in good condition with plenty of cycles left (see system profile for power below.)

    Any thoughts? Try a new battery? Could it be the charger? What system components, if any, run during a complete shutdown and could these be malfunctioning?

    Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    System Profile - Power

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: SMP
    Device name: ASMB014
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0102
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4523
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5865
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 220
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 2534
    Voltage (mV): 10818
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

    MacModMachine

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    alot of things can cause this,

    a short somewhere in the laptop , a bad charge circuit.

    i take it you have tried resetting SMC?

    how about pulling the battery, testing the battery out terminals for resistance, this should pinpoint any shorts.
     
  3. dgrizzell thread starter macrumors member

    dgrizzell

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    SMC reset does nothing. I don't have the tools to do electrical tests on the battery itself (as cheap as they are.)
     
  4. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if you're going to troubleshoot this yourself, you may want to get some. There are a lot of things it COULD be. Without a bit of equipment to test the components, the best you're going to be able to do is guess-and-test each component until you find the culprit (very expensive).
     
  5. dgrizzell thread starter macrumors member

    dgrizzell

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    Well, I just did a second SMC reset out of shear desperation and it appears that was what I needed.

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