MacBook Pro :: Unable To Charge Battery / Charging Stucks At 99 Percent With Service Battery
Aug 20, 2010
I calibrated my battery for the first time since Dec. When I plugged it in this morning, it took 3 hours to charge all the way, and now it's stuck on 99% full, 0:00 till completely charged, and I'm getting an error when I click on the battery in the menu bar that says "Service Battery". When I click on the error, it tells me that it may not be functioning properly and to take it to an authorized apple service retailer. Before I waste 2 hours by going to the Apple store and back, has anyone else had this problem, and is there a way to fix it without having it looked at?
been using my older MBP with windows 7 for a while and have never notice oddies with the battery until now. Then recently after replacing the failed HD and re-installing Snow Leopard on my 2007 MBP, the battery panel is telling me "Service Battery"; it's battery health according to coconutBattery is fair for it's age (50%).
the unit (battery) has been replaced previously due to being considered 'under performing'. Is Snow Leopard trying to encurate it's users to replace the battery more frequently? If not, does anyone know why this appears? I'm at lost, since it appears to work fine, if not charging completely.
So, I randomly clicked on my battery and noticed this "Service Battery" message. I had never seen it before. Obviously, this isn't a good thing. My Mac is 3 and a half years old so I'm not surprised this message poped up. So, I opened Coconut Battery and noticed my current battery capacity is at 65%. Even though charger says it's green, my battery isn't even charging. Should I make an appointment with Apple? My AppleCare expired so i'll have to buy a new battery when the time comes. I'm sure they're not cheap, either.
Then I can reboot work for half an hour until battery is like 50% then it shuts off again... then I can reboot again and work for some more time. I've checked with coconut battery and when the computer stops at 70% I still have like 1700 mAh...I've reset PRAM, power management, etc...
Of course my battery is old, but it should work until 00%... not stop at 70%. Before I spend like 100$ (that is what a macbook pro battery costs here in Mexico) I'm willing to try anything...
My girlfriend's 06 or 07 white macbook is starting to stop charging pretty often. Sometimes toying with the plug or turning it around fixes it, but then it will stop again. She tried it with my roommates plug which seemed to work fine.
I bought a new battery for my sisters new used MacBook Pro. The instructions with the new battery was not to charge the new battery until it's was down to 2%. And, how many hours should she expect the battery to last until it needs to be charged? This is with normal web surfing with some streaming. The MacBook Pro is a 2.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with a 15" screen form @ 2008.
So when I bought this the guy said that Apple installed a new battery on it recently. I believe him because when I downloaded the iStat Pro widget it said only 2 or 3 cycles which is because I calibrated the battery. But I just finished charging and the light is green. But it says the charge is only at 97%. I don't see why it should be like this. Also when it's not plugged in the battery only lasts maybe 3 and half hours from just surfing on the internet. But I thought it was supposed to last like 6?(I'm thinking that since mine is an older model, that could be it.
After all is said and done, and heavy Macbook Air use, there is only one thing still bugging me. Its not the slightly uneven lighting, not the 3 hours charge nor the 3:30 battery life I get constantly, nor the 6200 RPM fan. When I charge to 100% and let it sleep for 12 hours, I lose about 20% of the charge. Yesterday I was at around 25% and when I opened it this evening, 24hrs later, there was nothing left. If I leave the macbook air closed, I think that the battery would reach 0% after 3 days. This is not normal and some kind of leak.
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.
Why is my Mac not at 100% battery after having it powered off and plugged in charging all night? As long as my charger is plugged in shouldn't it be at 100%? I never unplug it. It shows it is charging but stays at a constant 98%.
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
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..?
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
I believe the mechanism utilized by my laptop to route power either from the battery or the AC adapter, is faulty. Sometimes when the battery is connected to the laptop, the battery is not recognized and the battery icon has an 'X' in it, other times it shows a charge %. Just recently with a full battery, I removed the AC adapter from the laptop and the laptop immediately powered off as if the battery was not in place.
Assessed: (equipment age) new linear power cable and new battery purchased in september (connection) linear connection seems stable (battery) charges and holds a charge Possibly linear > battery transistor issue? Repair Options?
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: Cycle count:110 Condition:Check Battery
I'm not sure if this is SL related, but I get the service battery warning when I click on the battery status. iStat reports it at 62% health. Rev B 1.6 just 6months old. Should I bring it to apple or is it just a bug of SL?
If you look at apple's battery life page it states the MBA battery is removable, I thought it wasn't supposed to be?Battery Lifespan For Apple notebooks with removable batteries ? such as the MacBook, MacBook Air, and 15-inch MacBook Pro ? a properly maintained battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 300 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.
purchased a macbook Unibody back in October 2008 when they were released and use it heavily. The battery no longer holds a nice long charge - I get about 2 to 2.5 hours out of a full charge.
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?
I Have Had This Macbook For I Would Say 2 Year Its The White MAcbook. And I Have The Old Charger Where The Actual Part To Be Pluged Into The Laptop It About Tube Shaped. When I Plug It In It The LED Sometimes blinks Dim Green/Orange Really Fast And Then Sometimes It Just Stays Dim Green And Rarely It Goes Dim Orange ? And Then Some Times The Regular Bright Green And Rarely the Bright Orange
How Can I Fix This Problem . What Could It Be. ? It Works Fine When It Is Booted Up And When The LED Is Orange. Its Ben Like This Ever Since About 1 Week And A Half Ago. When It First Started Happening I Could Just Blow Really Hard Inside The The End O The Charger And The Slot For The Charger On The Macbook An It Worked. But I Dont Know What To Do Now If It Does Go Bright Orange It Happens Maybe Once Or Twice A day For Maybe 1 Minuter After 30 mins of tampering with it.
I just got a weird "Service Battery" message on my santa rosa MBP 15". I have never seen this before, and it shows up right above the time remaining in the status bar.
Anyone know what this means? I haven't noticed anything wrong with the battery (other than gradual decline in capacity). When I click on the message its opens a Mac Help window and says this "Service Battery: The battery isnt functioning normally, and you may or may not notice a change in its behavior or the amount of charge it holds. Have your computer checked by an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). You can continue to use your battery before it�s checked without harming your computer."
I have a macbook bought early 08 that just stopped charging. I've tried two chargers and neither work. This happened once before but reseting the smc worked, now neither reseting the smc or reseting the pram worked. Here's what system profile says under power: Quote:
Model Information: Serial Number:DP-ASMB016-3828-4e43 Manufacturer:DP Device name:ASMB016 Pack Lot Code:0002 PCB Lot Code:0000 Firmware Version:0110 Hardware Revision:0500 Cell Revision:0102 Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh):0 Fully charged:No Charging:No Full charge capacity (mAh):0 Health Information: Cycle count:436 Condition:Check Battery Battery Installed:Yes Amperage (mA):0 Voltage (mV):8889
System Power Settings:
AC Power: System Sleep Timer (Minutes):10 Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):10 Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):5 Automatic Restart On Power Loss:No Wake On AC Change:No Wake On Clamshell Open:Yes Wake On LAN:Yes Display Sleep Uses Dim:Yes Battery Power: System Sleep Timer (Minutes):5 Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):10 Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):1 Wake On AC Change:No Wake On Clamshell Open:Yes Display Sleep Uses Dim:Yes Reduce Brightness:Yes
Sometimes my MacBook will shut off for no reason, and then it won't charge anymore. It takes a lot of effort to get it to start charging again, but I don't get it. I don't know what's wrong with it. It just started happening randomly, I don't know what to do. It's under warranty, but I wanted to see if anyone else was having this problem as well? If there's any quick fixes please let me know
I have a one week old 13" MBP which is being powered by the charger but is not charging. Was working fine the first couple of times but has only been used about three times and is kept nice and safely out of the way of a boisterous toddler so no chance of any damage. Is there anything i should have done and haven't (although can't for the life of me think what) or is it a trip back to the AS?
The issue began as the X in the battery icon - i tried using a friends healthy battery in my machine but it still displayed the X. So I figured it was an issue on the computer rather than the battery. However, after a week of running it purely off the mains, the battery icon now just states 'not charging', and 'replace now'. The battery has done 977 cycles so I imagine replacing it now is fairly sound advice (although I remember it saying that about a year ago and after resetting the battery it went away - can it be trusted?) - but given the earlier X issue,