Strange Battery Issue: Not showing but working?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by forcefieldkid, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hey guys.

    Strange problem just cropped up, Black Macbook, 10.5.8. The battery doesn't seem to be recognised by the laptop, but I'm typing on it now without the adapter so...





    Before this it was still at 100% health with 50-60 cycles (around). Nothing else seems wrong, and when the adapter is plugged in it has the charging orange light and the laptop recognises it as a power source.

    Repaired permissions and restarted a couple of times, no change.

    Any thoughts, obvious things, advice... be great :eek:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You might try removing and reinstalling the battery, calibrating and resetting the SMC.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
  3. forcefieldkid thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thanks for the reply and the info. It seems another restart solved it! I'm calibrating now and hopefully it'll play nice.

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