Weird MB issue

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  1. RQPS macrumors regular

    RQPS

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    So my Alu Macbook battery just reached zero and died then woke back up and I have been using it for the past 10 min with out plugging it in. It's at Zero and Coconut battery says Zero but its still running now full screen brightness??? Whats going on?

    Should I let it die again because I wanted to cycle it or should I plug it back in because its prob running on some reserve battery power?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If you're looking to calibrate it, here're the proper instructions: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/9036.html
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    no worries. it's running on reserve. i think it would be fine to plug in. or just keep using it until it shuts off. either way you're fine.
     
  4. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it finally died now its charging but its been at Zero Precent for like 10 min now?? Hope I didn't mess anything up!
     
  5. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's been charging for 30 min + and the battery is still at 0% and says 10:00 until full. What is going on?? Can anyone help?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Just let it charge, if it still says 0% in 4-5 hours, then worry.
     
  7. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know its still at zero after an hour I think I should prob call Apple in the morning.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Shut it off.

    Go to sleep.

    When you wake up, check the charge level. If at 0, call Apple.
     
  9. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    So I let it charge all night turned off and its still only at 80 percent after 10 hours. Is something messed up with power management?

    I think this might be the answer to fixing it http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411
     
  11. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    that is too long. give it a shot and let us know how it goes.
     
  12. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    They gave me some crap about how I might not have attached the mag safe "properly" or that the jack might not have been plugged in the wall all the way. So they told me to run it down to 20 percent and try again... but I have never moved my wall jack since I bought the Mac because I manly use it as a desktop.
     
  14. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    that's pretty standard. i think they must be required to tell a person at least twice that it is user error. once they are satisfied that it isn't, they'll help you out.
     

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