9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 10:55 AM by John Galt
Buck_W Level 1 (15 points)

I've been having what I hope to be battery issues for several days.  The problem started when I noticed that the battery wasn't charging even though the power cord was plugged in (I have several power cords, so the problem is not with the power supply).  After finally getting the battery to begin charging again, if I remove the power cord, my MacBook Pro immediately shuts off and I am unable to get it to turn back on again (or begin recharging again) without resetting the SMC:




I have had to do this several times in the last day or two.  Going to About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Power, here is the Charge Information:


Charge Remaining (mAh): 10038

Fully Charged: No

Charging: Yes

Fully Charge Capacity (mAh): 10523


Health Information

Cycle Count: 1055

Condition: Normal

Battery Installed: Yes

Amperage (mA): 1658

Voltage (mV): 8365


The laptop is less than 4 years old, but Apple Care ran out last year.  Are there any other tests to determine whether the the battery needs to be replaced versus the issue begin more serious (i.e. logic board)?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/8 GB Ram