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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #1
 
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MacBook: Battery at 81% and not charging

Battery is currently at 81% - power is plugged in and it is not charging. The battery can still power the machine though.

Any ideas.
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Does it run without the battery in?
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #3
 
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yes it does
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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Reboot and hold Command + Option + P + R. Hold for 2 chimes.
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #5
 
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Resetting the PRam didnt do anything

darn

anything else?
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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If it's under warranty, I'd give Apple a call promptly.
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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.
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Mar 13th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #9
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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.

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Old Mar 13th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #10
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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.)
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