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    Battery Indicator Messed Up
    The battery indicator on my 3-4 year old MacBook has suddenly quit working. It appears as it does when it's being charged even when it's not connected to anything...an empty bar with a lightning bolt. It no longer indicates battery life. Any idea what happened?

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    Just out of curiosity, what OS are you running?

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    OS X Snow Leopard

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    When you bring up the battery menu does it show that the notebook is running off of the battery or the wall charger?

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    Good question. I haven't tried that. (Frankly, didn't even know there was a "battery menu.") Unfortunately, I don't have the laptop with me. I'll check it at home tonight and report back. I appreciate your interest!

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    I'm embarrassed to say that by simply clicking on the battery icon (which I did not even know was 'clickable') the icon returned to one indicating remaining battery life. As a bonus, I discovered I can opt for it to show remaining minutes or percentage as well. It's amazing how much I don't know about my computer. Thanks, Stormin, for driving me to the solution!

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