06-29-2008, 10:57 AM
After stupidly spilling some water on the bottom right of my Macbook Pro keyboard, I powered down, took out the battery and dried it out for 24 hours.
Having booted successfully (phew) I am now concerned over my battery health, as reported by the iStat Dashboard Widget. You see, the widget reported my health at 62%! This is a sharp drop from the 85 or so % I had before the accident. Now, today, another day later, the battery health reads 55%!! Another 7% drop in one day.
Any speculation as to what is happening? For example, would a new battery fix my problem, or has something else gone screwy that is preventing my computer from taking advantage of my battery's potential? I'm sort of at a loss of what to do now. I am under AppleCare, but I imagine there would be no way to have my machine looked at without having my warranty voided.
Any help anyone had to offer would be most appreciated.
P.S. I am aware of the unforgivable stupidity that is spilling water of a Macbook Pro.
EDIT: Within the last 5 minutes, the health just jumped up to 56%? I wonder what is going on...