What's going on with my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -LikesMac-, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    My MBP says charged in the OS settings and everything and it's usually plugged in (I see the green light indicating charging), but its 96% right now. Earlier I saw it was 97%. WHAT is going on!!! :mad::mad::mad::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    That's completely normal. The battery won't be charged back up until it hits 95% in order to not waste battery cycles.
     
  3. -LikesMac-, Aug 23, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011

    -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok! But...

    I learn something new everyday. THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) :D

    EDIT: Does this mean its better for the battery cycles/efficient/etc if I: 1) didn't keep the MBP plugged in until its at a low battery %, then charge it to full power? or 2) Do the thing I currently do, keep plugged in.
     
  4. priesty macrumors newbie

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    would like to know this aswell.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Read this post about these batteries and their characteristics.
     
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    it is my understanding that as long as you occasionally unplug it and run the battery down, leaving it plugged in when you can is more efficient for the battery.
     

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