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1809 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2011 11:13 AM by Michael Kozlowski
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to Michael Kozlowski)Hi Michael
could be you have a faulty battery, or it's not being charged or isn't connecting properly, somehow...
if you still have the old one - does that work as expected ?
do try resetting the smc - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964?viewlocale=en_US
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to Michael Kozlowski)andyBall_uk suggested the battery might be faulty which is my first thought. Turn your computer over (with the lid shut!) and click on the little button next to the lights. The little lights indicate how much of a charge your battery has - the more lights that are on the greater the charge. If there are no lights blinking the battery isn't charged. Also if your battery is charging, the charger's magnetic plug should glow amber - green means it is charged. If the batter is charged then you might need to recalibrate the battery.20 + 24 iMac • 13" + 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Win7 • Ubunta 9 • iPhone 4 • iPad
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 11:25 AM (in response to dwb)Thanks for the quick response. Battery charge icon indicates fully charged (when MBP is plugged in); mag safe light glows green; and all lights on the battery charge indicator are lit when I turn the computer over and press the button on the battery. So the recalibration approach sounds most logical; how is that done? Thanks again.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2 6G Classics, Apple TV, 2 Nanos, 1 5G Ipod, Iphone, Touch, Powerbook, 2 Ibooks
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to Michael Kozlowski)battery calibration information - The problem is, since your computer immediately goes to sleep when you unplug it, getting the computer to totally discharge is going to take a while! It is sleeping right? Not turning off?
Reset System Management System You might want to give this a try - it can't hurt. Your problem isn't specifically mentioned but it is a power oddity and that's what resetting the SMC can fix.
Be sure to report back when this is resolved - I've never come across this particular problem in all my years of owning and supporting Mac notebooks. I want to add it to my tech notebook.
Message was edited by: dwbMac OS X (10.6.6), Win7 • Ubunta 9 • iPhone 4 • iPad
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to dwb)Yes, it is going to sleep and not turning off (I can wake it by double clicking the mouse). I will try the "Reset System Management System" first, and then leave it in sleep mode for however long it takes to run the battery down. (I will post the outcome, as requested.) Thanks!Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2 6G Classics, Apple TV, 2 Nanos, 1 5G Ipod, Iphone, Touch, Powerbook, 2 Ibooks
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2011 11:13 AM (in response to dwb)After starting out to try both procedures, and having to unplug it from a Samsung Sync Master monitor (740 BX) to do so, I was able to determine that the only time it goes directly into sleep mode is when the power cord is unplugged but the MBP continues to be plugged into the monitor. If I amusing it away from my desk and thus, unattached to the monitor, it does not go to sleep. Can you or anyone offer an explanation for this? Thanks again.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)