Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to neesie192)
Go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info (and then System Report if you are running 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion), then select Power from the left hand column of the System Profiler. Copy and paste the Battery Information from the top of the page back here.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to frederic1943)
Serial Number: W0020TR2UE1LA
Device Name: bq20z451
Pack Lot Code: 0
PCB Lot Code: 0
Firmware Version: 201
Hardware Revision: 000a
Cell Revision: 165
Charge Remaining (mAh): 3832
Fully Charged: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4989
Cycle Count: 147
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -1517
Voltage (mV): 11563
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 6:33 PM (in response to neesie192)
If it occasionally doesn't go to 100%, that's normal behaviour. Batteries are constantly changing their state of operation and the circuitry that figures out how much charge it can take, etc. is sometimes just a bit off.
If the battery never reaches 100% anymore, then you're a candidate for an SMC reset:
After resetting the SMC, you might want to calibrate your battery again:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to neesie192)
neesie, it is explained somewhere in the Apple manuals.
When you connect the charger when the battery shows 95% or higher, it will no further charge.
When you put the charger in when, for example, the battery is at 85%, the charger will charger will not stop at 95% but continue charging till 100%.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to neesie192)
Your battery capacity is around 75% of the original capacity. So the lifetime of a charge is lower than when new. Your battery is still good according to your battery information ("condition; normal"). using it until it is around 50% and then charging is the best way to enjoy the battery as long as possible (this keeps "the electrons moving"). Do not do a complete "calibration" often: it resets only the electronics and not your battery, and subtracts a full cycle of the life of the battery.
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