Odd Battery Problem, Charged and yet Macbook can not run of it.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LionsKiss, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. LionsKiss macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006

    The problems started at night. I would try to run the Macbook of the battery but it would boot for 1-2 seconds before shutting down.

    So I ran the Macbook of the charger, when doing so, I saw that the battery was charging (though the battery was around at 15-20 percent first time this problem started).

    Now my battery is fully charged and my macbook is experiencing the same problems.

    Any tips on what to do?

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB11.0061.B03
    SMC Version: 1.4f12
    Serial Number: (removed)
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB016-370d-1cb2
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 102a
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0102
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4087
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4093
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 162
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12548

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: No

    Hardware Configuration:

    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No
    Power On Self-Test:

    Last Run: 04/01/2009 09:13
    Result: Passed

  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    just sounds like you probably need a new battery.
  3. Emerica macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2006
    I was thinking the same thing.
  4. LionsKiss thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2006
    The battery is less than one year though =(

    Any diagnostic tests to check the battery? I tried the coconut battery app (2.6.3) and all seems ok, the battery capacity is at 81% level.

  5. Emerica macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2006
    You can try calibrating it but I doubt that will help. I don't know if the battery is covered under your 1 year warranty but it is worth a try. So you should bring it into your local Apple store.

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