OS X :: Make Battery Stop Charging At A Certain Level?
Feb 9, 2010
i just had service battery on my laptop and took it to apple. they replaced the battery and explained that if i leave it charging at 100 it overcharges and causes service battery and other errors. is there any programs or something i can use to make my mac stop charging at 99%? or do i just have to manually pull out the charger?
I bought the Apple Rechargeable Battery kit and like the whole idea but have noticed that the batteries never seem to reach 'full' charge. I use them primarily in my Magic Mice and the Bluetooth link at the top of the screen never shows them having a 100% charge. It's usually in the 70 to 80% range.
Is there a way, through system settings or software, to prevent a mac book pro battery from automatically charging when it is plugged in? Lately I have been using my mac book while it is plugged in most of the time and have heard it is best to keep lithium ion batteries at about half charge if they are to be stored for long times. I am looking for a way to be able to keep the battery at that 50% charge while i have the notebook plugged in.
recently got hold of a Macbook Pro, Core Duo 2Ghz , all is working fine no issues except the battery does not Charge what so ever ....now it was Supplied with a 60W Power Brick , but i have since found out thats not sufficiant for a Macbook Pro .. but also came Across A Problem in System Profiler ,
Specificly the Part that deals with Power,now the battery charges fine in another Macbook Pro, so i know its not that battery as the person told me ,Here's what it says in AC Charger Information
Connected:Yes ID:0x0000 Wattage (W):0 Revision:0x0000 Family:0x0000 Serial Number:0x00000000 Charging:No
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?
When I unplug the power cord from my MacBook (unibody - late 2008), the battery icon in Mac OS X stops updating it's level and the icon does not change. The menu says that it is running on power adapter even when it is unplugged and that the computer is not charging. The hardware battery indicator continues to show the correct battery level. Normally I should get a warning when the battery is about to die (running on emergency power) but I don't, instead it just runs out of battery and shuts down.
Excluding sitting outside in the sun or in very dark rooms, what level do you usually keep your MBA brightness level at and what kind of battery life do you get? I've got mine set to about 65%, haven't used it enough to know what kind of life I get.
I have a brand new MacBook ( < 1 month old ). I usually leave it plugged in and sleeping on my desk, and open it up to use it. After about a day of this, it will still say the battery is fully charged, and the light on the MagSafe is green, but the batter display shows 99% (or 98%, 97%, 96%). If I unplug it and use it for a bit, and the plug it in again, the battery will charge back up to 100% (and then the whole process will begin again). I love my MacBook, and want to make sure this behavior is normal.
My magic mouse keeps indicating that the battery level is at 0% even when I just put in some new batteries in it. Any insight into this issue? Should I exchange it. If I get the unit as part of an imac I got from the apple online store, would I be able to get it serviced at a retail location?
Anyone else have this issue....my Mom has the new 21.5" iMac (base model) with the wireless keyboard. The Magic Mouse battery level changes, however the keyboard battery level stays at 100% all the time?
I have an iBook G4 Mac laptop. It's a model that pre-dates the duel cores that are now standard. I'm having an odd battery issue and I'm wondering if my battery is fried. The other night the computer was run on battery power and was reduced to 25% capacity. Normally this is fine. We just leave it plugged in and the battery charges. This time the battery is not charging. The ring around the power cord that connects the computer is staying green and the battery's capacity is at 28%. I left it plugged in over night and there has been no change in the battery's charge level.
If I disconnect the power cord and re-connect it the light will turn orange to indicate it's charging, but a few seconds will go back to green or blink between green and orange. I have re-started the computer twice. I have switched power outlets and have brought the laptop into the office to see if it was a power supply problem at my home. I even switched out power cords. I recently bought a spare cord when my original cord became frayed around the power connector. Is this a sign my battery is finished and needs to be replaced?
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.
My Mac is about year and half old, recently it would stop charging here and there, and I had booked in at mac store, they kinda fixed it and I had to buy a new adapter, and it worked like a week, this morning it just suddenly stop charging again! The light is not on, no green or red light, I don't know what to do..
I have a PowerBook G4 with a fairly old battery (not sure exactly, maybe around two years). Recently, the battery went from a maximum of holding about 16% (compared to original) charge to 12% to not holding any charge. If the computer isn�t plugged in, it won�t even stay in sleep mode, it will just shut off. When I click on the little symbol in the upper right corner of the screen, it says �Battery is not charging� even when it is plugged in. I�ve had really old batteries before and they would barely hold any charge, but never before has it said �Batter is not charging� while it�s plugged in.
I�m wondering if there is any way to tell if this is just a bad battery, or if perhaps something is wrong with the way the computer charges the battery. I�d like to order a new battery, but I don�t want to pay a bunch of � and have the computer not be able to recharge it. Any advice? I don�t have any spare batteries to try, obviously, or I�d just plug those in.
I have had my 13 in macbook pro for about three months and suddenly it does not charge when it is plugged in. In the last week this has started to happen but upon fussing with the connection like unplugging and replugging in the magnet charger it would start for a while and stop randomly. Now I can not get the computer to charge at all no matter how much I fuss. Do I need a new adapter or is there some other problem?
Went to Apple Store, they confirmed the battery needed to be replaced, told me it was $130 for a new one. I opted against it (figured I'd grab a cheap one online somewhere for now).Then, she informed me that the cracked casing on the edge where my right hand rests is a defect and that I could have the whole housing replaced. I said sure, and left my MacBook there for repairs.
Just picked it up about an hour ago, new housing, new keyboard, new trackpad/click button....and a brand-spanking new battery on the house.Call me whatever you'd like, but that would make anyone love Apple.Left my MacBook at home during a vacation and forgot to completely power down. It was closed and when i got back it was dead. Didn't think it was a big deal, it has happened before.
I plugged in my MacBook, turned it on, and begin doing what i needed to do. I noticed after about a half hour my battery symbol was still showing 0% with the full charge symbol. I unplugged the power cord and it immediately turned off again--completely dead.Plugged it back in, turned it on and it was fine, but still not charging. The light on my connector is green as well (signaling a full charge).Left it plugged in for about an hour after that with the top closed and still no charge.
For the past 4 months or so, it's been hard for the charger connect to properly connect and charge. However, it has always worked when I wiggle the connect a bit. Last week, no matter how hard I try, it won't charge. I tried to use my friend's charger but still, it wont charging. I can still turn on and off my laptop while the battery is about 40% left. I even install the Macbook application install DVD for apple hardware test and it said that my laptop is working properly. Untill the battery turns 0% and it shuts down on its own. I first thought it was the battery failure. Then, I sent it to a local apple service centre in Russia to make sure whether I can change a new battery. They run some diagnostic and said it wasnt the battery, it was the logic board! I never spill any liquid on it. And how is it possible that the logic board is broken but I can turn it on?