1670 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2010 9:35 AM by BPZdiver
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You might try a SMC reset and see if this helps:
If no joy, post back with what the System Profiler has to say about your battery.
I had/have the same issue, but my charge always shows about 1:35 when plugged in. Had about 10 minutes battery left before I closed it up last night (on a plane got the warning "on reserve power.") When I plugged in this am, and when I opened the computer (with the adapter plugged in) first saw a series of lights across the bottom of the screen, one by one come on, before the keyboard lit up and then my login screen. Unplugged the mac and the screen went blank. Plugged in again and ony had to login again. Tried the smc reset above, and rebooted fine. Now it still shows 1:32 as the charge when plugged in. Now if I pull the plug I still have power, but shows 2:09 remaining. Can't be as it's only been plugged in for under 30 minutes, doesn't charge that fast, at least historically. Battery is the second for this MBP, replaced in August 2008.
Battery info from System Profiler (unplugged):
Serial Number: Sony-ASMB012-3ad9-13bb
Device name: ASMB012
Pack Lot Code: 0001
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 0110
Hardware Revision: 0500
Cell Revision: 0303
Charge remaining (mAh): 2697
Fully charged: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5051
Cycle count: 80
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -1286
Voltage (mV): 11663