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  • 75. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Vaughn84 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't have Apple Care, but I have Apple stock and believe in the company. I'm going to call Apple Care first, and if things don't get sorted out, I'm just going to use Time Machine to load my last backup, which I made right before installing Snow. I think it'll be a breeze.

    Also, I have to mention Automator here since no one will answer elsewhere. It is now completely useless in Leopard. Can someone run a "watch me do" involving Safari or Firefox, set to repeat over the course of about 10 minutes. Then, while it's running, watching a flash video on the web. Doing this at the same time, guaranteed system wide crash on my Macbook Pro. I NEED someone to try this to see if the results replicate. Automator even crashed before stating the workflow, but the above is 100% within minutes.
  • 76. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    splatnikG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a macbook pro4,1 and am experiencing the same thing. Poor battery performance, "service battery" indication, and only 79 cycles on a battery that worked well under leopard.
  • 77. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    origamiuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    There is obviously a serious bug in SL. I went through to Apple Care and when the pointed out my MBP was out of warranty I told them that I wanted it fixed under the SL warranty. They bought that and opened up a case. Suggest everybody else does the same thing. I don't want to roll back, don't want to boot into 64 bit and I don't want to buy a new battery - which doesn't guarantee fixing the problem anyway. I just want the **** thing to work like it says on the tin. Use Twitter, Facebook and anything else to put people off upgrading by spreading the link to this thread. If this doesn't get sorted I'm starting snowleopardkilledmymacbookpro.com!
  • 78. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    tonyk628 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add another MBP killed by the white cat.. How can apple not say there is a serious issue with this? My mbp lasts 20 mins and dies.
  • 79. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Robert Newton1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Even though my MacBook Pro is shutting down at around 78% battery full now, the little lights on the battery show 4/5 lit. So the battery knows it has that capacity, but something in my MBP doesn't.
  • 80. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Robert Newton1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Just out of interest here are my battery stats...

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0303
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2627
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3187
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 260
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 1508
    Voltage (mV): 12488
  • 81. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    origamiuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yours look a lot better than mine - considering mine has a lot less cycles...

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0303
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 693
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 693
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 81
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12470
  • 82. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    SF Yogi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sadly, same issue here. After upgrading to 10.6 my battery lasts about 4 minutes max. It went through 106 cycles. It would hold a solid 1:30hr charge prior to upgrade.

    New system software is the only culprit here. I uninstalled 10.6 and battery functioned as it had previously.
  • 83. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Roman Katzer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Update:
    Seems like i was celebrating to soon when i posted that booting into 64-Bit mode fixed the battery issue, as the "Service Battery" message and unstable battery health are back again. So, booting in 64-Bit is no solution to the problem, at least not for me.
  • 84. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    StaS Bandol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To all,


    Please post your battery info , in order to see if this is problem occurs just in some types of battery.

    Until now, more affected seems to be MBP's 4.1 with Sony Battery.
  • 85. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Roman Katzer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hersteller: Sony
    Gerätename: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware-Version: 0110
    Hardware-Version: 0500
    Zellen-Version: 0303
  • 86. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    chuwright Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: Sony-ASMB012-3a54-9ea1
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0303
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4659
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5367
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 36
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 1323
    Voltage (mV): 12538

    I've given up on SL for now, at least until Apple address this issue. Restored pre-SL and battery is now functioning normally and as expected.
  • 87. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    Merak Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    here is mine, with SL, booting into 64-bit mode

    Informazioni batteria:

    Informazioni sul modello:
    Produttore: Sony
    Nome dispositivo: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Versione firmware: 0110
    Revisione hardware: 0500
    Revisione cella: 0303
    Informazioni sulla carica:
    Carica restante (mAh): 3950
    Carica completa: No
    In carica: No
    Capacità a carica completa (mAh): 4332
    Informazioni sulle condizioni della batteria:
    Conteggio cicli: 132
    Condizione: Normale
    Batteria installata: Sì
    Amperaggio (mA): -1085
    Voltaggio (mV): 11991
  • 88. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    jf76 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Same issue here. Funny thing is I didn't really notice until I installed 10.6.1. Battery took almost 24 hours to fully charge. I did the SMC reset to no avail. MBP is turning off completely after 30 mins or so of use. I did not have this issue under Leopard.

    Apple please take a look at this issue.

    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): 2357
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3269
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 208
    Condition: Check Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2411
    Voltage (mV): 11012
  • 89. Re: MacBook Pro Battery 'Service Battery' after Snow Upgrade
    remraf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    For Battery Condition, mine will switch back to "Check Battery" when the "Service Battery" message appears in the battery icon drop down rom the menu bar. The message seems to appear while it's charging. After it's first been completely charged and then unplugged, it will disappear, and then reappear with about 2 hours remaining. Then it goes away again until it's nearly run out. Also, my time remaining is fun to watch as well. I JUST watched it go from 50 minutes to 1:10 minutes, and I've got nothing open but Safari and system Profiler.

    Anyway, my battery info.

    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): 1675
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4613
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 142
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1891
    Voltage (mV): 10785
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