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sjslovechild Level 1 Level 1
My MacBook Pro just shuts off after 1.3 Battery Update.
It is random and very annoying. Has anyone else have this problem?

MacBook Pro 2ghz core duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • kerhardt Level 1 Level 1
    Yeah, I'm having the same problem along with wonky battery readings. I think I'm going to take it in to the local Apple Store and get it checked out. Something screwy is definitely going on here.
  • chitune Level 1 Level 1
    < Edited for language by Host >

    Not only does it shut off after just 15 minutes but there's no way to uninstall the updates. At least Mr $oftie allows us to uninstall their untested software updates. Apple forces you to keep them.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
  • Dave Burbank Level 1 Level 1
    It appears that the update installs only 3 files:
    System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext
    System/Library/Extensions/AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext
    System/Library/SystemConfiguration/BatteryUpdater.bundle

    I'm just an amateur, but I'm wondering if you could remove those three files while booting from a different drive and then replace them with the what was there before.

    Dave Burbank
  • OSXRunner Level 1 Level 1
    I am having the same problem, I installed the 1.3 Battery Update and NOW I am having issues. My Macbook Pro is only 6 months old. I know it should not be the battery since I did not have this problem until the update.
  • Pegger Level 1 Level 1
    Hi. I just did the update over the weekend. I had my MacBook pro (1st Gen) just shut down and didn't think much of it after about an hour of use. I put the charger on it for a couple days and left today on a business trip. I assume I had a full charge. I got about one third through a movie while flying. usually with the right settings I can get a movie and some work done. Anyway the machine just shut down. It would not reboot. It would try but fail like it had not enough power to complete the boot. The interesting thing is when I press the battery indicater button on the back it was showing four green lights which is about right given the amount of the movie I got through. Three hours later in Toronto it boots like nothing was ever wrong. However after about 5 mins it just shut itself down again. Wait a half hour it will do the same thing the battery shows about an hour remaining at this point but it won't stay running. I don't think the battery needs to be calibrated I mean it shows what looks to be the right time remaining when it does boot. Also I didn't even get 40 mins out of it after a fresh charge? I am like everyone else here hoping for an answer. I was going to go buy a new battery but I hit the boards first and it looks like that might not be the answer. Just thought I would give my experience in case it helps someone out there find a fix and the more that make apple aware of this problem the better.



    Cheers
  • Prateek Rungta Level 1 Level 1
    Mine seems to be going off at 50%. At first, I thought the Random Shutdown Syndrome was back. However, I noticed that it was always shutting down when I the charger wasn't connected and somewhere around the fifty percent mark. As a test, I let it drain and noticed that my suspicion was in fact true.

    The only comfort is that I'm not the only one facing problems since the battery update and hopefully Apple has noticed that by now.
  • Pegger Level 1 Level 1
    I did the same and tested it last night and this morning and while it is unplugged it just shuts completely down. I tried it twice using a DVD running and it shut down in almost the same spot. I am not sure what the percentage would be but it my case I would say it is about 65%-55% battery life when it shuts down. I still find it interesting that it will not start up again without the power cord attached unless you wait for a period of time and than it will fully start, show what looks to be the correct battery life and than again randomly shut down but quite quickly.
  • QuasiGenius Level 1 Level 1
    Do a reset on the PMU. May fix your premature battery burn issue...
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319
  • VesperLynd Level 1 Level 1
    Yep, I'm having the same problems.

    I purchased a brand new Macbook Pro (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) this summer & it was working FLAWLESSLY: no problems whatsoever.

    I decided to run the battery update 1.3 (& also firmware update for Macbook Pro 15") as Apple recommended. NOW my Macbook shuts down at 84% (15-20 minutes of light use) while not running on its AC power cord...????

    It just spontaneously SHUTS DOWN. No warnings, nothing & then won't restart until I reattach the power cord.

    I tried doing a SMC reset (didn't change anything), and I can't do battery calibration as it just automatically shuts down at 84% without warning & won't let me drain the battery.

    What's up with this horrible battery update 1.3? I went from an excellent working Macbook Pro to one that I can't even run without a power cord attached.

    The battery seems to recharge correctly, but shuts off prematurely when not attached to it's power cord..

    This is definately an Apple problem that they need to address immediately.

    This is the last time I update anything on my Macbook, without seeing proven results first.

    I was wondering if there is anyway to either uninstall this battery update 1.3 or install an older version of battery update to maybe change the settings that this update has somehow corrupted?

    Help.

    Message was edited by: VesperLynd
  • ANDRECHO Level 1 Level 1
    HEY GUY THERE IS A SIMPLE WAY OF DEALING WITH THIS FEW PROBLEMS

    RESTAR THE PRAM AND THE SMC!!

    PRAM-THE IS STARTING THE MAC AND PRESSING THIS KEYS AT THE SAME TIME AND WAITING UNTILL IT REBOOTS FOR A SECOND TIME. POWER UP THE MAC AND IN A FAST MOTION PRESS: CONTROLALT+COMMAND(APPLE)+PR WAIT FOR THE SECOND SOUND

    SMC-TAKE OF THE CHARGER AND THE BATTERY, THEN PRESS THE POWER KEY FOR 5 SECONDS. PUT THE BATTERY AND THE CHARGER BACK, START THE MAC AND THATS ALL.

    THIS TWO PROCEDURES WILL MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY AND SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS
  • Pegger Level 1 Level 1
    I have this brutal problem. Shuts down about a half hour after use, less after I reset the SCM and PRAM. Note resetting both of these did nothing for my problem.
  • OSXRunner Level 1 Level 1
    Did not work at all. I am still finding the problem to be problamatic. I have also tried other suggestions with no luck. BTW this problem only started after the BU 1.3 so I am pretty sure it has something to do with that.
  • mjchillz Level 1 Level 1
    I had the same issue and apple shipped me a new battery. I ran the battery from full charge to empty like normal. this seems to have fixed my issue. I tried all the resets and this did not work. call apple and get a new battery.
  • chitune Level 1 Level 1
    Well, out of pure frustration I decided to reinstall the OS...

    I reinstalled from the original discs so I have OS X 10.4.8 and no Battery Updates in the "/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/" directory. So far, so good... I ran the system down to about 5% (red-battery indicator) before it shut off.

    Everyone else, you may want to try resetting the PRAM first.
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