MBP stuck at 98%

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  1. Ames macrumors member

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    I have a 6 month old MBP 17". It seems to be stuck at 98% and won't fully charge. Anything I can do with it or just ignore it?
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Have you tried to recalibrate the battery, see does it help?
     
  3. Ames thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm new to OS X. Just really started using it a couple of weeks ago. I didn't even know what to search for. I'll search for recalibration. Thanks.
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    did you try letting the battery drain to below 95% and then recharging it?
     
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  6. Loopy65 macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of the new Mac Book Pros (have had it 3 weeks) and it is stuck at 98% also .. I have recalibrated and it changed nothing ..

    98% is 'ok' but would like the 100% for sure!

    Loopy
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    If the battery is over 95% charged and you whack in the charger! The system still won't charge. Your battery has to be drained so it's under 95% before a charge is active.
     
  8. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    the mbp batteries are weird anyway. don't let the 98% bother you. sometimes you can't do anything to fix the numbers. i have a 3 week old battery and it went from 100% health to 95-96% as soon as i calibrated it and that's where it stays now. oh well!
     
  9. Red-red macrumors 6502

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    Mine dropped to 98% yesterday, I re-calibrated it and now it's 102%.
     
  10. eba macrumors regular

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    It's also possible that the error is not in the battery, but rather in the software you're using to monitor it. iStat gives me different readings at different times. 98% is close enough. Don't fret over it.
     

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