New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - black x battery

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Dec 05, 2008
Posts: 7
troubled is on a distinguished road

troubled is offline
I have a two year old black macbook. Four days ago some water was spilt into the keyboard area. I was unaware of it for a few hours. When I noticed the water I took the battery out and laid the battery and open computer in the hot balconey to dry them out. Next day the computer would not turn on unless I plugged it in. It is still the same. First couple days when booting up it would not make that "tadaa" kind of sound it usually makes when starting, now it does. Every day I take the battery out and try to let air flow through the computer. The battery display icon shows a black x in the battery. I have the Istat Pro widget and prior to the mishap the battery life was 73% with about 230 cycles. Now it reads Health-nan%, cycles-0, charge nan%. The little power bar in the Istat shows about 3/4 charged. If I disconnect the power supply it is good for 20 seconds and then shuts down completely. When I hookup the power again the little light on the magnetic plug is orange for a couple minutes then turns green. Occasionally when I reinstall the battery the battery icon shows 0% then after 30 secs turns to the black x.
I apologize if this has been covered already, I am touring SE Asia and have very limited internet access.
I will be in a major centre in a few days. Will replacing the battery cure all the problems? Is it the battery or the process of charging that is at fault? Thanks very much in advance for any help you can give me.
Below is the reading from "about this Mac"

Battery Information:

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 0
Fully charged: No
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
Health Information:
Cycle count: 0
Battery Installed: No
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 0

System Power Settings:

AC Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 97
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On LAN: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Battery Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Reduce Brightness: Yes

Hardware Configuration:

UPS Installed: No

AC Charger Information:

Connected: Yes
Charging: No
QUOTE Thanks

Khris's Avatar
Member Since: May 13, 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 506
Khris has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Unibody MacBook 2.4GHz/4GB Ram/320GB HD

Khris is offline
Replacing the battery may fix the problem, however it may not. If water damaged something inside the MacBook, it may not be able to properly charge the battery any more.

Best suggestion is (if possible) to try your battery in another MacBook to see if it works there, or another battery in yours. If another battery exhibits the same symptoms in your laptop, then it's probably damage to the main board.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Oct 09, 2007
Posts: 14
woolwit is on a distinguished road

woolwit is offline
Could be you have THE macbook battery problem, or at least could make a case that you do and get a replacement battery out of Apple for free. Especially with less than 300 cycles on your battery. I'd suggest having a look at MacBook | Macbook Pro Battery Problem and running through the diagnostics/fixes listed.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Question about putting a Macbook Pros display to sleep | Macbook Charger Won't Work?!? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
MacBook battery capacity down... shahvikram123 Apple Notebooks 17 09-22-2010 09:19 PM
Battery problem, bit different. Powers but wont boot up with battery. kristiangrant Apple Notebooks 8 05-09-2008 12:22 PM
Another one of those MacBook Pro battery issue problems.. alteredEgo Apple Notebooks 4 03-11-2008 05:54 PM
powerbook battery life disappointing M9969LL/A macpop Apple Notebooks 4 11-20-2005 03:39 PM
Strange Battery Behavior - Battery or PB Problem? spiff72 Apple Notebooks 2 11-13-2005 12:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?