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 Pro battery issue


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
shutterclap

 
Member Since: Jan 09, 2010
Posts: 3
shutterclap is on a distinguished road

shutterclap is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
clayneal

 
clayneal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 27, 2009
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 2,146
clayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s

clayneal is offline
How many cycles on the battery? I may very well be time to replace it.

Clay

MY ADVICE COMES WITH A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
QUOTE Thanks
shutterclap

 
Member Since: Jan 09, 2010
Posts: 3
shutterclap is on a distinguished road

shutterclap is offline
It may very well be yes, where do I check the number of cycles?
QUOTE Thanks
miles01110

 
Member Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posts: 469
miles01110 will become famous soon enough

miles01110 is offline
Download CoconutBattery and it displays it.
QUOTE Thanks
clayneal

 
clayneal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 27, 2009
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 2,146
clayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s

clayneal is offline
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

MY ADVICE COMES WITH A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
QUOTE Thanks
ZorroAMG

 
ZorroAMG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 522
ZorroAMG is a jewel in the roughZorroAMG is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |

ZorroAMG is offline
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.

QUOTE Thanks
RoarinRow

 
RoarinRow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 40
RoarinRow is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Mid 2009 MBP 13"

RoarinRow is offline
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.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen shot 2010-01-09 at 10.12.44 AM.png (44.1 KB, 19 views)

Mid 2009 MBP 13" 2.53 GHz 4GB 320GB HD MAC OS 10.6.2
iPhone 3GS 32GB
QUOTE Thanks
clayneal

 
clayneal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 27, 2009
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 2,146
clayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of lightclayneal is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s

clayneal is offline
never mind its not nice to hijack a thread

Clay

MY ADVICE COMES WITH A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
QUOTE Thanks
iggibar

 
iggibar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2009
Location: C-Town
Posts: 4,065
iggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 4.1 15" MBP. 13" MBP. 17" PB. Power Mac G5. iPhone 5s 64gb

iggibar is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
RoarinRow

 
RoarinRow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 40
RoarinRow is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Mid 2009 MBP 13"

RoarinRow is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
iggibar

 
iggibar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2009
Location: C-Town
Posts: 4,065
iggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 4.1 15" MBP. 13" MBP. 17" PB. Power Mac G5. iPhone 5s 64gb

iggibar is offline
Good luck
QUOTE Thanks
RoarinRow

 
RoarinRow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 40
RoarinRow is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Mid 2009 MBP 13"

RoarinRow is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
shutterclap

 
Member Since: Jan 09, 2010
Posts: 3
shutterclap is on a distinguished road

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

 
ZorroAMG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 522
ZorroAMG is a jewel in the roughZorroAMG is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |

ZorroAMG is offline
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.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« how to clean screen | step by step guide to set SSD as boot only drive? »
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
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Macbook Pro 13" Battery Concerns! hpratvfrk Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 09-24-2009 01:44 AM
MacBook Pro has 'lost' Mac Pro [wireless network] waltonic Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 09-22-2009 01:17 PM
MacBook Pro and Built-in Battery TennsDog Apple Notebooks 1 06-17-2009 08:12 AM
Macbook Vs Macbook Pro Battery life tobywuk Apple Notebooks 6 01-21-2008 04:18 AM
Firewire Issue Macbook Pro Maybe Someone Can Help Me LoOpS Apple Notebooks 1 08-30-2007 02:22 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

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?