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    Macbook Battery % not changing

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    Macbook Battery % not changing
    My macbook is 8 months old and on the top bar the percentage always stays at 94% and never changes even if it dies and is fully charged again. My computer still will charge, but the only way of telling if it is fully charged is the green light on my charger. If anyone knows what has happened or a solution please leave a message.

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    Macbook Battery % not changing
    Ninjab3ar's Avatar
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    MacBook Pro 2.16ghz Core Duo | 1GB RAM | 100 GB HDD | 256MB ATI RADEON x1600
    have you tried recalibrating your battery?

    Calibrating Your Battery
    To get the longest running time from your battery, calibrate it sometime during the
    first week you have your MacBook and repeat these steps occasionally to keep your
    battery functioning at its fullest capacity.
    To calibrate your battery:
    1) Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your MacBook battery until the light on
    the power adapter plug changes to green and the Battery icon in the menu bar
    indicates that the battery is fully charged.
    2) Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for two hours or longer. You may use
    your computer during this time as long as the adapter is plugged in.
    3) Disconnect the power adapter with the MacBook on and start running it from the
    battery. You may use your computer during this time.
    When your battery gets low, you will see the low battery warning dialog on the screen.
    4) Continue to keep your computer turned on until it goes to sleep. Save your work and
    close all applications when the battery gets low and before the system goes to sleep.
    5) Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer.
    6) Connect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged
    again.

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    Macbook Battery % not changing

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    No I haven't, but I will and see how it goes!

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    Macbook Battery % not changing
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    iMac 20" C2D 2.4 ghz 2gb iMac 20" C2D 2GB 256MB Graphics Macbook C2D 2GB Powermac G4 Dual 450
    yes try calibrating...atlthough it seems like a menu problem not a battery problem...try restarting ur system menu bar and messing with the battery icon
    iMac Aluminum 20" 2.4 ghz 2gb RAM 300gb HD
    iMac 20" Core2duo 2gb 250gb
    Macbook White Core2duo 2gb 80gb
    Powermac G4 dual 450

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    Macbook Battery % not changing

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    I have and nothing seems to work

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    Macbook Battery % not changing
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    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    does it work on just battery , no ac?
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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    Macbook Battery % not changing

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    I ran onyx and now the percentage is working fine. thanks for your help. Just another reason to run onyx occasionally!

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    Macbook Battery % not changing
    kgeier82's Avatar
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    Specs:
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    odd issue for sure
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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