MacBook Pro :: Charge When Battery Completely Drained Or At Any Time?

May 27, 2012

I have read about Macbook Pro batteries from apple.com. I use to talk to many people and ask about batteries which brought me upto this confusion.Well, my question is, should i charge macbook pro when it's battery is completely drained or it's okay to charge at any time as long as it's not at 100%?For example, I wanna start charging it while its 60% and make it to 100% or Don't charge it until battery reaches to 5 or 10 percent.

Info:
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Drained Completely / Unable To Start Without Charger

Sep 10, 2010

I got my first Mac last Sunday (woo!) but I was using it last night and a battery warning came up. I had been using the MBP, then turned it off and went out with battery still remaining. When I came back again a few hours later I used the Mac and after about 10 mins closed the lid for some reason. When I opened it back up it wouldn't start unless I plugged in the power outlet - the thing had completely drained. Then I checked the battery and it says to 'Service Battery'. It's now holding a charge as normal as far as I can see but the warning is still there.

A couple of other things I notice too:

- When I tilt the MBP to the right sometimes a scraping noise comes from the inside - maybe from a fan?

- When I pick it up from the bottom, the bottom of the Mac dips inwards slightly and there is a click as it makes contact with something on the inside of the case.

Are these things normal? I've made a Genius Bar reservation but I think I might just swap it for a new one.

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May 20, 2010

I just want to make sure nothing else is wrong with my Macbook..have never replaced the battery in 3+ years...Always says not charging and once the magsafe is removed Pro shuts off...is completely dead battery the only problem..?

Battery Information:

Model Information:
Serial Number:Sony-ASMB012-3856-4ebc
Manufacturer:Sony
Device name:ASMB012
Pack Lot Code:0000
PCB Lot Code:0000
Firmware Version:0110
Hardware Revision:0500
Cell Revision:0303
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh):0
Fully charged:Yes
Charging:No
Full charge capacity (mAh):0
Health Information:
Cycle count:218
Condition:Check Battery
Battery Installed:Yes
Amperage (mA):0
Voltage (mV):10209

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Jul 7, 2009

I have had my macbook for just 6 months....at the beginning it was perfect with a very good battery life.Now at 99% charge (as it refuses to finish charge to 100%) It now says 10:00 where the battery time is and last less than 30mins.

Also its charge capacity is JUST 708 !!!!It was over 4000 just 6 months ago.Im sure my battery is on its last legs, anybody know if I am entitled to a free one?

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh):708
Fully charged:No
Charging:Yes
Full charge capacity (mAh):708
Health Information:
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Condition:Check Battery

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Mar 26, 2012

I was working late and let my battery drain while working. The computer shut down. I immediately plugged it in but the light on the power adapter didn't turn on (either orange or green) I tried other plugging it into other outlets. Nothing. I left it plugged in all night. Nothing. No light on the adapter and the computer isn't working.

Info:
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Apr 18, 2012

My MacBook Pro is just under a year old.I don't do a lot of strenuous stuff... just internet, iWork documents, Sims 3, etc.The battery has been fine up until now, but on two seperate occasions it has completely drained in a matter of minutes.On the first occasion I left the MacBook open on my desk.No applications were open, just the desktop. Battery was at 98% after a full night's charge.I come back an hour later to find the computer completely unresponsive until I plug in the charger chord.It had completely drained.On the second occasion I was at 52% battery.I loaded up The Sims 3 and went to take a shower, planning to play when I got out.When I get out of the shower TEN MINUTES later, the computer was dead... once again completely drained.I know the game is a total battery hog, but I can usually get about an hour of gameplay with 52% battery.


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Jun 30, 2012

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Feb 11, 2010

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May 24, 2012

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Jun 27, 2009

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91% 1hr, 16mins
90% 1hr, 20mins
89% 1hr, 24mins
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Not only were the readings all over the place, but even from a full near charge I wasn't even getting an estimate of 2hrs, while Apple advertised 4 for the late 2008 model, and the review I linked to says they got 3&1/2. Do I have a bad battery, or does simply running the 9600 reduce the battery life by such a drastic amount? I have already calibrated my battery following the guide on the Apple website.

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Aug 20, 2010

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Jun 2, 2009

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The battery has 149 cycles on it, which is obviously high (and correct, I use the hell out of it). With it still being in warranty, is it worth pursuing a replacement battery? Will Apple tell me to go take a hike with the high cycle counts?

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Nov 15, 2010

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Jul 20, 2010

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Apr 22, 2012

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I have a Mac 10.6.8 running Snow Leopard. My battery won't charge: all I get is "Not Charging" in the menu bar battery status; the power adapter doesn't light up either. It's not a problem with the battery—when I put my battery in my friend's MacBook, it worked just fine. His battery, however, wouldn't charge either when it was in my computer. I have tried resetting the SMC several times, following the instructions exactly. I've reset the PRAM, run disk repair, and fixed disk permissions. I don't have the money to take it to a repairman—even if I did, I need my computer every day for work.  

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Sep 23, 2009

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Mar 1, 2010

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I've already pulled it out and then put it back in, shutting down of course. And I just tried resetting the SMC which has done nothing. It's not under warranty. I've just put the old battery back in and it doesn't seem to be charging it either. I'd be curious if the power cord was faulty, but it's powering the MBP at the moment.

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Apr 23, 2010

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Current Battery Charge: 5807 mAh

Maximum Battery Charge: 5853 mAh

@99%

Current Battery Capacity: 5853 mAh

Original Battery Capacity: 5770 mAh

@100%

Additional Info:
Battery-Loadcycles: 6
Age of Mac: 7weeks
Charger Connected: yes
Battery is charging: no

so my battery charge is stuck at 99% and its been plugged in for the past 3 hours, and its saying my current battery capacity is higher than my original battery capacity.. is that normal?.. i cant seem to get my battery to 100percent and its not charging..

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Jun 1, 2010

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Feb 1, 2012

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Feb 5, 2012

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Mar 30, 2012

When the magsafe adapter is connected. Has anyone else got this problem. N.B. The charging icon in the top right hand corner only displays the words (Not Charging) I have been told by Apple Care to try a PRAM reset and a SMC reset, but the light on the mag safe never turns amber, just stay lit green.

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Apr 16, 2012

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May 23, 2012

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Jun 6, 2012

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