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6269 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2007 11:36 AM by Scott Dayman
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2007 6:57 AM (in response to Mr Lizard)I would try an SMC reset:
1. Unplug the MB
2. Remove the battery
3. Hold the power button down for 10 seconds
4. Put everything back and boot up
When I installed the battery update, and my battery started dying early my MB wouldn't enter safesleep properly either. The SMC reset fixed safesleep. Apple shipping me a new battery fixed the early dying. Hopefully the SMC reset will fix you up.Macbook 2.0Ghz White 2GB RAM 100GB 5400 HD, Mac OS X (10.4.9), QS2002 933Mhz G4 768RAM 2x40GB HD
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2007 12:07 AM (in response to Shawn Parr)Thanks for the replies!
The sudo terminal trick unfortunately didn't work, but I'll try the SMC today.
Just got to wait for the battery to die again...!MacBook Core Duo (White) @ 2GHZ, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 23" Cinema Display, 120GB USB drive, 160GB Network Drive, Bluetooth Mighty Mouse
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2007 1:38 AM (in response to Mr Lizard)You just take out the battery in sleep with out the ac adapter plugged in.Black MacBook Core 2 Duo 3Gb ram 160Gb HDD 120Gb external, Mac OS X (10.4.9), iPod 5.5G 80GB iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2007 5:58 AM (in response to Mr Lizard)Also... have you calibrated your battery? This is fairly common if your battery has not been calibrated... especially when you're talking about an ultra low battery state where your MacBook may think it has a little more time before it has to go into deep sleep than the battery can power it.PROBLEM-FREE BlackBook - Black 4GB Nano - Black 8GB Gen 2 Nano, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2007 6:30 AM (in response to Mr Lizard)I have the same problem and it is since the battery update.
I do a pmu and calibrated the battery install and deinstall the update. Nothing change. So for me I hope apple will bring a new battery update asap.Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2007 8:50 AM (in response to JoeyR)Must admit it has been awhile since I did a calibration. I'm going to give this a go and see if it helps.
It did notice that OSX reported the battery had around 8 mins left, about 2 mins before it died. So this would concur with your theory that the remaining power is an overestimation.
Thanks for the tip, I'll try it tonight.MacBook Core Duo (White) @ 2GHZ, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 23" Cinema Display, 120GB USB drive, 160GB Network Drive, Bluetooth Mighty Mouse
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2007 8:54 AM (in response to Mr Lizard)I just calibrated mine and it goes to sleep at 7 min. I think that is defaut to make sure the battery doesn't fully discharge, if it does you may not get it back.Black MacBook Core 2 Duo 3Gb ram 160Gb HDD 120Gb external, Mac OS X (10.4.9), iPod 5.5G 80GB iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2007 11:36 AM (in response to konqui)I finally got mine to work. PMU and Calibration didn't do it for me, but I went through a bunch of hoops before it worked again:
1) Reset SMC (PMU)
2) Calibrate Battery (per Apple Docs)
3) Fully charge battery while sleeping
4) Let sleep for 5 or so days until battery fully discharges
5) Fully charge battery
I tried the long sleep trick since I was leaving for vacation and didn't need the Book. When I came home, it was no longer sleeping, but it did drop into Safe Sleep. When I plugged it back in and opened it up, it reloaded memory and came out of Safe Sleep. It's working properly again.MDD 2x1Ghz, 12" iBook, iMac DV-SE, 12" PowerBook, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)