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?


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Oct 20, 2008

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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?

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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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I have a problem with my macbook.

I plugged the charger to my macbook but it appears battery is not charging and i can see the green light at the charger but the green light is not as usual light, i mean its a little bit light.

Now i can't start my macbook, i tried to plug the charger to my macbook air and it worked fine.
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Aug 19, 2010

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Sep 2, 2010

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Sep 12, 2010

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?

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Dec 13, 2010

My macbook is a 2 Ghz Core duo "MacBook1,1" and it has a problem now: If I plug in the magsafe PSU the battery says "not charging" but the notebook is powered (i.e. the battery does not waste). The other macbook is a 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo "MacBook3,1" which is working fine. It will charge either of the batteries (so I can charge both batteries but only on the one macbook). Also, on my "bad" macbook when I plug the macsafe plug in the light goes a very dim green rather than bright orange (but, as I mentioned, it does power the notebook). I have two PSUs too but it doesn't matter which one I use.

Checking the Batterys under the "Power -> Battery Information" I see that the batteries have cycle counts of 563 and 504. I believe that anything over 300 is not great. But could it be a battery problem if the batteries both charge on one macbook and not the other? If its a logic board problem I don't really want to invest any more money in the computer.

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Oct 21, 2009

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Apr 6, 2010

I've had my Macbook Pro for nearly two or three years now and I never really had a problem with the battery. However, I recently got a new charging cord when my old one broke. Since this time, when I have the charger plugged in and go to remove the battery pack (to conserve energy) it just turns off the system like it's in sleep mode. It'll only come back when I put the battery back in. I also got a new battery a few months prior to the new charger, and I can't remember if I took the battery pack out with the new battery and the old charger. So I'm not sure if it's a problem with the new cord, or the new battery.

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Nov 20, 2009

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Mar 26, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

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May 14, 2012

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