Question about calibrating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by summero, May 10, 2007.

  1. summero macrumors regular

    summero

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    Hello everyone,

    I tried calibrating my MacBook Pro for the first time last night, and I know it didn't fully calibrate because I saw the sleep indicator was still "breathing." I plugged it back in and charged it back up and had noticed that the battery health had dropped to 86%. Also, the charge says 99%. Is this normal?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    do you know what the battery health was before you calibrated? also, how old is the macbook pro?
     
  3. summero thread starter macrumors regular

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    Before I calibrated, the health was around 97-100% (it fluctuated). And my MacBook Pro is a little over 4 months old.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you let the battery drain and let it sleep for five hours before recharging, right? i would try recalibrating again, following all the steps apple tells you to do.
     
  5. summero thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I let it sleep for about 6 hours and the light was still "breathing." I guess I'll just try calibrating it again tonight.
     
  6. summero thread starter macrumors regular

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    One more thing...

    Is there a specific format I should set my energy saver when I am calibrating?
     
  7. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    since the whole purpose of calibrating is to have your system showing the correct amount of battery time left when off the plug, i guess you should have your sytem energy prefs just the way you use it normally, if you calibrate with different energy settings it'll not be accurate when back to your normal settings.
     
  8. summero thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay so my MacBook Pro has been calibrating since 11:30pm and it is now 9am. The sleep indicator is still on and I just wanted to know if I have to wait until it goes off before recharging again?
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Are you running the battery down completely before the MacBook goes to sleep? The sleep light should not be on for at least 5 hours.
     
  10. summero thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I ran it down until it gave me a warning and it just went to sleep
     
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    Question...

    Is it bad that my battery health went down from 100% to 92% in just two days?
     

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