Why is my battery 95% at full charge?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheKnifeFight, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. TheKnifeFight macrumors member

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    I'm on a relatively new MBP and I usually leave the thing plugged into the power supply. I have calibrated the battery by letting it die and letting it sit overnight.

    Can someone explain this mystery?

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  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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  3. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    this happens to me sometimes.

    Apperantly you need to calibrate your battery once a month. let the battery drain all the way down until the computer shuts down. Start up the computer and charge it all the way.
     
  4. TheKnifeFight thread starter macrumors member

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    mods can lock this. helpful answer in the second post :eek:
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Your battery is not fully charged. You are getting the words "charge" and "capacity" confused. It is at 100% capacity because it can still hold the same amount of charge as it could when it was new (more actually). It is not at 100% charge because it has not reached the capacity.
     
  6. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you have not calibrted the battery in a long time and it gets stuck a 95%.
     
  7. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Why are you guys posting in a thread where the OP has already stated his question has been answered?
     
  8. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    Glad I can help

    Just talking dude sharing opinions ya know
     
  9. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Absolute wrong answer
     
  10. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    How so?
    Read my first post on this threat
     
  11. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    You mean the third post? Yes, your info is not accurate. This is the answer to the OP's question.
     
  12. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    ya the solution is the same. You just have to reset the battery cycle.
     
  13. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I posted because the OP accepted an answer that wasn't completely correct.

    What are you doing posting something as useless as that post?
     

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