: MacBook: Battery at 81% and not charging


Rade K
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Battery is currently at 81% - power is plugged in and it is not charging. The battery can still power the machine though.

Any ideas.

Vexel
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:12 PM
Does it run without the battery in?

Rade K
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:16 PM
yes it does

Vexel
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Reboot and hold Command + Option + P + R. Hold for 2 chimes.

Rade K
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:50 PM
Resetting the PRam didnt do anything

darn

anything else?

Vexel
Mar 11th, 2007, 02:59 PM
If it's under warranty, I'd give Apple a call promptly.

Rade K
Mar 11th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Oh man - Im already needing to take it in for a repair on the case (which I had to argue with them to fix) - I'm REALLY tired of Apple Customer Support.

Vexel
Mar 11th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Take it to an AASP. Speak with them directly. That's what they're there for. Plus, you'd be supporting local business.

If it's an option of course.

DrewNL
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:15 AM
I suggest that you get the battery replaced ASAP. I was having some terrible issues with mine and they sent me out a new one with no problem. I'd be nervous after that recent article about the MacBook battery that caught on fire.

The story goes that the battery was not holding proper charge, underperforming, system was randomly shutting down, would not power up on occasion, etc and then it caught on fire. I had all the same symptoms but I avoided a fire.

D

monokitty
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Any AASP will replace the battery for you, assuming the unit is under a year old and under warranty. (batteries over a year old are not covered, even under APP, as it's classified as a wear and tear item.)

rgray
Mar 13th, 2007, 07:09 AM
Apple will suggest that you reset the PMU before they do anything. The recipe varies with machine - this link (http://search.info.apple.com/?q=reset+PMU&type=&search=Search&lr=lang_en&search=Go) is a search of Apple Support for reset + PMU, just find the appropriate model.

PMU = Power Management Unit

Rade K
Mar 13th, 2007, 06:21 PM
yup - just tried the PMU reset...


...and still the same problems


darn

monokitty
Mar 13th, 2007, 06:39 PM
yup - just tried the PMU reset...


...and still the same problems


darn

See my advice. ;)

Rade K
Mar 13th, 2007, 07:33 PM
See my advice. ;)



I did - and the school computer cenre is ordering me a new battery.