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    Battery Problem
    I am running Leopard 10.5.8 on my first generation MBP (2.4 GHz C2D, 2GB DDR2) Software is up-to-date.
    Not until last week my macbook's battery was working just fine. After that, It gives me an estimate of 1 hour and 45 mins of life on a 100%. The moment it reaches 30%, the notebook dies out!

    How does this happen. I did not do anything out of the ordinary and just do my work as i do usually. Any Help?

    P.S:I bought the Laptop in June 2008. used to give me about 3 hours on a full charge! used to die out at 3%

    I Tried the iStatPro(widget) for more information and here is what it says about the battery.
    Health :49%
    Cycles:68 (how many times i have recharged it)
    Charge 96%

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    Have you tried Calibrating the MacBook battery?

    Try that first.

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    Ok will try that now dude.. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by painkilleryusuf View Post
    I am running Leopard 10.5.8 on my first generation MBP (2.4 GHz C2D, 2GB DDR2) Software is up-to-date.
    Not until last week my macbook's battery was working just fine. After that, It gives me an estimate of 1 hour and 45 mins of life on a 100%. The moment it reaches 30%, the notebook dies out!

    How does this happen. I did not do anything out of the ordinary and just do my work as i do usually. Any Help?

    P.S:I bought the Laptop in June 2008. used to give me about 3 hours on a full charge! used to die out at 3%

    I Tried the iStatPro(widget) for more information and here is what it says about the battery.
    Health :49%
    Cycles:68 (how many times i have recharged it)
    Charge 96%
    You could also try this program:

    coconut-flavour.com - [coconutBattery 2.6.5]

    Especially look at the "Original Battery Capacity vs. Current Battery Capacity" values...and the "Percent" displayed in the bar below it.

    If this percent is really low...maybe under 25%...you might consider getting a new battery...or maybe waiting a little longer till the percent gets around 10%.

    If you use Coconut Battery & run the test...please post back with your values...I would be interested in what they are.

    Thanks,

    - Nick

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    And then if you still have odd indications check this out

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    And have a look at MacBook | Macbook Pro Battery Problem as well. With only 68 cycles you might be able to make the case for a replacement.

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