4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 4:05 PM by OGELTHORPE
TacoMartyr Level 1 (0 points)

So everything seemed to be fine until a couple weeks ago when my charger started to only work if part of the cord was bent a little, which I'm sure is just a problem with the wires in the cord, I just need to get a new charger. Well now today I was watching netflix when my computer suddenly shut off on me. I wasn't sure if it just shut off due to high cpu usage as I've only got 2 gb RAM and the silverlight player for netflix is a cpu hog (though it really thouldn't die because of that). I thought maybe the cord got out of place and I simply ran out of battery juice. So I tried to turn it back on, it did, chimed, waited a few seconds, then shut off. I let it charge to about 90% then turned it on. Now at this point my computer was slowly losing charge even though my charger was still charging it. I reset and then everything seemed fine until my first problem occurred again after about 1 and a half hours (still plugged in). I get the feeling I need to go get my battery replaced, but I havent seen anyone else with this problem. My computer charges, works for a bit, then shuts off even though it said it's fully charged, trying to turn it back on and it has no charge. My macbook pro is a mid 2009 13" and the battery is supposed to be "normal" upto 1000 charge cycles and mine has only gone through about 230. I have had this computer for awhile, but I just feel this is ridiculous. If anyone has feedback, go ahead. My computer is a Macbook Pro 2gb RAM, running on 10.6.8

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Aaaarrrgh frustration aaarrrgh
  • LowLuster Level 6 (12,065 points)

    Your Mac is 4+/- years old. It doesn't matter how many battery charge cycles it has the battery will only last so long whether it is use a lot or very little. All batteries have a shelf life and once that shelf life is reached the battery will fail to hold a sufficient charge to properly power the system. Yours need to be replaced.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 (45,207 points)

    Perform a SMC reset:




    If there is no improvement open System Profiler and post this from your MBP:  (Make certain that the charger is connected to your MBP.)


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  • TacoMartyr Level 1 (0 points)

    I have already done an SMC reset, there seems to be no change. here is the information you requested, thanks:


  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 (45,207 points)

    If you followed my instructions and had the charger connected then the MBP is not recognizing it.


    The battery is fullly drained and not being charged.  The best option is a visit to the Apple store genius bar and have the technicians determine the status of the battery and the charging circuit.