MacBook Pro :: Randomly Shuts Down Now With Red Battery Indicator At 52%
Dec 4, 2014
For the past few days, my mid 2012 15" rMBP has been powering down or sleeping while in the middle of performing tasks, and more importantly when it's ABOVE 15% charge. Just today however, I now have a red battery indication at 52% and holding.
At the time, I had an external monitor plugged into the thunderbolt port closest to the ac adaptor port. I was running Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, but nothing else, and was not connected to the internet. I had turned wifi off. My problems continued until I plugged in. Once on a full charge, I unplugged and the same thing happened all over. Numerous times. So, I disconnected the external monitor, and thought that solved my problem. The next time I used the computer, I put the external monitor into the other TB port and did not have any issues, however I wasn't using the rMBP as extensively.
Today, again while performing tasks such as importing/exporting images with LR & PS, my laptop shut itself down. It runs warm, and fans are purring like crazy, but that's normal for the work I'm doing. Prior to the shut down, the battery read ~24%. I plugged in and woke it up. No external monitor is attached today. I am not running any other programs besides Chrome at the moment. I noticed a red battery light at 52% and it has not changed. Option clicking the indicator shows a "normal" condition.
I have had a Speck hard shell case covering the laptop for a few weeks, but no issues until this week.I am a pro photographer who shoots tethered on location and carries my rMBP around on assignment. It has never been dropped, or damaged in any way.
This is my current system info:
Battery Information: Model Information: Serial Number: Manufacturer: Device Name: Pack Lot Code: 0 PCB Lot Code: 0 Firmware Version: 511 Hardware Revision: 000a Cell Revision: 1150 Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 3455 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 7431 Health Information: Cycle Count: 533
MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
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Battery info:Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 606 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 2609 Health Information: Cycle Count: 157 Condition: Service Battery Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): -1265 Voltage (mV): 10855
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However, I've noticed that the battery indicator lights do not fade after 5 seconds anymore and just turn straight off when the computer is open and on. When shut down or asleep, they behave as normal.
I reset the SMC again to ty and fix this but there was no change.
Now, I could be wrong, and maybe that's how it always was, but I do remember them fading no matter whether the computer was active or off.
Can anyone confirm this and if so, provide any possible fixes?
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Model Information: Manufacturer:Sony Device name:ASMB012 Pack Lot Code:0001 PCB Lot Code:0000 Firmware Version:0110 Hardware Revision:0500 Cell Revision:0303 Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh):1726 Fully charged:No Charging:No Full charge capacity (mAh):4167 Health Information: Cycle count:224 Condition:Check Battery Battery Installed:Yes Amperage (mA):-1733 Voltage (mV):10765
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