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Macbook pro's battery does not charge over 35%


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hello guys,

Since yesterday my macbook pro 17 ' is not charging the battery over 35% and says the battery takes 20 hours to fully charge but he wont! someone knows what is the problem and how to solve it?

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Welcome to the forums ...

How old is that battery ?
As an initial activity, would it be possible to use the MBP on battery until such time the 10% battery warning comes up, then close the lid and let the battery drain completely.
( Can take another hour or so )

Then recharge the battery to it's full capacity.

Works on my machine .... although batteries loose capacity over the years ... normal behavior.

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hello again and thanks for the welcome,

the battery is 6 month old.

I'll try to see if this solves the problem ...

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If it is only 6 months old, then that is not normal behavior for a battery.
Mine if from April 2008 and I am at 80% of its original capacity.
Post back your result and we can take it from there.

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hello again

My battery went completely empty, and now it wont charge at all, stuck in 5% and if I take of the charger
the computer simply dies..
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I guess it's time to replace the battery ...

If it's only 6 months old, Isn't that covered by Apple Warranty.
Not sure ... maybe another member here is more up to speed with warranty issues.

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It is a limited one year warranty based on this:
Apple Portables: Battery terminology and key concepts

It sounds like a faulty battery, which Apple will replace if they find that it actually is defective.
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