Very slow battery charging and Mavericks issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Cubytus, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Hi community,

    since a while, I have been experiencing a very slow battery charging on a MacBook5,2. Now, what's weird is that clicking on the battery icon reveals the "Repair battery" message. I guess both of these issues are linked in some way. Now, what I don't really understand is this battery has only 62 cycles on it, but only 73% health reported in Battery Health. How would I solve this issue, except buying a new battery, which doesn't make real sense here as the runtime is still decent?

    And since I installed Mavericks, all Preferences panes are locked. The problem being, my admin status from the previous Mountain Lion install wasn't transferred, and I am now on a Mac without an admin account. Is it common when installing Mavericks? How would I solve that, too?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sounds like you need a new battery. No way around it.

    No, that is not normal. Must be related to how you migrated your account over. Follow this to make system setup run when you restart and when that happens make a new temp admin account with a different name. Then login to that account and from there give you old account admin rights. Now logout then into your old account and after confirming it has admin delete the new temp account.
     
  3. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well is it normal that a battery claims to need repairs after only 62 cycles? Even these removable batteries are rated for 300 cycles, and the previous one I had wasn't showing this alert despite having over 500 cycles on it.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Age is also a factor though. You are coming up on a five year old battery it looks like.
     
  5. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Battery Health claims his newer battery, although not installed until two years ago, was manufactured 4.2 years ago.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    So sounds like the battery sat on a shelf in stock somewhere for over two years? That's not good.
     
  7. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Back to Mavericks, I tried to perform the actual steps, but it kept on rebooting right when I was supposed to get the "Configuring your Mac" final screen. So I ended up re-downloading it entirely (though not erasing the documents), and still have a new problem I couldn't pinpoint from Goo, and that doesn't stop on secure boot. In fact, I suspect it also blocked AppleJack's installer from displaying an actual GUI.

    The Console outputs hundreds of those messages a minute:
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    29/08/14 22:38:27,020 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[170]: (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[393]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6
    29/08/14 22:38:27,928 ReportCrash[346]: Saved crash report for NotificationCenter[393] version 1.0 (222.6) to /Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223827_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:27,973 ReportCrash[346]: Removing excessive log: file:///Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223748_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:29,152 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[170]: (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[394]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6
    29/08/14 22:38:30,162 com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.AOSNotification-FMM[395]) Job appears to have crashed: Trace/BPT trap: 5
    29/08/14 22:38:30,172 ReportCrash[346]: Saved crash report for NotificationCenter[394] version 1.0 (222.6) to /Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223830_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:30,192 ReportCrash[346]: Removing excessive log: file:///Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223750_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:30,663 ReportCrash[360]: Saved crash report for aosnotifyd[395] version ??? to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/aosnotifyd_2014-08-29-223830_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:31,721 com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.softwareupdatecheck.periodic[397]) Job appears to have crashed: Trace/BPT trap: 5
    29/08/14 22:38:31,827 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[170]: (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[396]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6
    29/08/14 22:38:32,399 ReportCrash[360]: Saved crash report for SoftwareUpdateCheck[397] version ??? to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/SoftwareUpdateCheck_2014-08-29-223832_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:32,818 ReportCrash[346]: Saved crash report for NotificationCenter[396] version 1.0 (222.6) to /Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223832_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:32,825 ReportCrash[346]: Removing excessive log: file:///Users/user/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/NotificationCenter_2014-08-29-223751_MacBook-de-user.crash
    29/08/14 22:38:34,037 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[170]: (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[398]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6
    
    But the real problem is the Notification Center keeps on flashing on and off, repeatedly, and I still can't point why.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't know what that error message it about. So you were able to reinstall Mavericks? Do you now have an admin account?
     
  9. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, to make that clear I was technically able to re-set the admin rights to my account thanks to a temporary admin account I created, even though the process failed on the first try.

    But I am afraid this seemingly successful second try wasn't, triggering this message. I can't use the machine at all.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Okay, so you can now login to your own admin account. What happens then (aside from the console messages)?

    If you make a new tempo admin account and login to that account, do you still have issues?
     
  11. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I can log in with the other admin account, the Notification Center doesn't flash, but the Console messages don't cease.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    All I can think of is reinstall Mavericks over top of the existing install (without erasing anything) and see if that fixes it. I have not seen that console message before.
     
  13. Cubytus, Aug 30, 2014
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    Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what it did, apparently. Otherwise it wouldn't have spent two hours + downloading it. Now it's running the Yosemite Beta. Problem has disappeared, for now…

    Interestingly enough, the battery isn't marked as "Replace".
     

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