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    Macbook Pro battery issue

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
    I've had my MBP for 2-3 years now and haven't had this problem up until a few days ago. The computer is telling me the battery is fully charged yet when I unplug the charger it says I have 10 minutes of un-corded life left. I am lucky to even get ten minutes until the computer suddenly turns off - not just going to sleep but fully shutting down.

    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    How many cycles on the battery? I may very well be time to replace it.

    Clay
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    Macbook Pro battery issue

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    It may very well be yes, where do I check the number of cycles?

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    about this Mac / more info /power

    from there it will tell you all you are looking for .. The "magic" number for batt cycles is somewhere between 200 and 300 hundred on those older types. It will also give you a condition level.

    Hope this helps
    Clay
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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |
    My previous battery was on 360ish cylcles and was lasting barely an hour. Got a new one last week (3rd party) and it has more capacity than the OEM one and cost $99 instead of $160.

    Replace yours and you will be trouble free....unless your charging adapter is messed up.

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
    Download CoconutBattery and it displays it.
    Thanks for the link! I installed it. What's weird is that my battery is at 95%, it shows that's it's connected to power, yet the battery is not charging.

    Why is that? See attached.
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    Mid 2009 MBP 13" 2.53 GHz 4GB 320GB HD MAC OS 10.6.2
    iPhone 3GS 32GB

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
    clayneal's Avatar
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    never mind its not nice to hijack a thread

    Clay
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    You should try resetting the system management controller. Here are the directions,
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
    You should bookmark it too. Good luck! Resetting the SMC can help with lots of problems.

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    You should try restiing the system management controller. Here are the directions,
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
    You should bookmark it too. Good luck! Resetting the SMC can help with lots of problems.
    Cool, I followed the instructions. Hope it works now. I also unplugged the power from the MBP and from the wall. Now the coconut battery says that it's charging.

    We'll see how it goes now.
    Mid 2009 MBP 13" 2.53 GHz 4GB 320GB HD MAC OS 10.6.2
    iPhone 3GS 32GB

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    Good luck

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Good luck
    Thanks, it now shows 100%
    Mid 2009 MBP 13" 2.53 GHz 4GB 320GB HD MAC OS 10.6.2
    iPhone 3GS 32GB

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    Macbook Pro battery issue

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    can anyone suggest a good aftermarket battery for the 15inch MBP? I really don't care to pay $160CAD for a new one...

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    Macbook Pro battery issue
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    | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |
    Where are you from? If battdepot.ca ships to you, they are great and priced really well. $68 for the battery and $45 for the charger instead of $100 - I bought a charger from them the other day.

    I bought my 3rd party battery from MacStation Vancouver for $99 before I discovered battdepot.ca and they are great too.

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