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Macbook Air mid 2013 not charging

I have a macbook air mid 2013 model. It worked with no problem till now. Today when I opened the macbook it shows no charge symbol(I mean when you press power button it shows a battery icon in a black ...
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221 views

brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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54 views

MacBook performance while on battery vs plugged in

Should I expect my MacBook Air to run slower while on battery vs while plugged in? In other words, will it slow down the CPU/graphics/etc while on battery to conserve power?
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1answer
91 views

Is it bad to use MacBook pro with battery every day.

Is it bad to use new MacBook Pro with battery every day? Or would it be better for the battery lifetime to use battery only one day a week? The problem is that I don't think I can change battery if ...
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1answer
74 views

New MacBook Battery and charging

I bought a new battery as my old one cut out the system. Since installing the new one its been acting really strange. It's been sitting around 2-5% charge for the past few hours and now I've got it ...
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1answer
37 views

Lots of weird stuff happening today

So I'll just list the symptoms I've experienced in the last few hours, so far I can't seem to find a pattern, suffice to say the macbook is virtually unusable for my purposes. It's a 2010 Macbook ...
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2answers
202 views

Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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0answers
51 views

Are the new MacBook Unibody Aluminum Batteries better than the old ones?

Of course a new battery is almost certainly better than an old one. That's not what I'm asking about. I used the same battery in my Mac for five years but it sucked from day one really, only lasted ...
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0answers
28 views

Can anything cause the battery “cycles count” to appear LOWER than it really is?

My Macbook battery is essentially dead. It has behaved erratically for the past 1.5 year. In any case I checked the cycle count today and found only 270 something. If I recall correctly, I had much ...
2
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2answers
122 views

2008 MacBook (A1181) won't boot from battery

I have a 2008 13" (2.4GHz) white MacBook that will only boot from mains power. If you attempt to boot from the battery it's as if it's not even connected. Once you get even past the initial startup ...
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1answer
84 views

Do i need to worry about a battery that appears to charge correctly but has a “Service Battery” warning?

I have an early 2008 macbook that was running well until a week ago. I noticed the battery was not charging anymore. So I bought another battery for $20 on amazon. I installed the new battery and ...
2
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3answers
523 views

Will not using battery in MacBook make it last longer?

If I don't use my MacBook on a battery, does it mean that it will last longer? I heard that when you have normal notebook from HP, Asus, Dell, Acer.... no matter if you use the notebook on battery or ...
2
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2answers
256 views

5 minute battery life

I have a Late 2011 Mac Book Pro 15" and recently the battery has very quickly gone from several hours of battery life to all of a sudden only apparently having 5-10 minutes and by quickly I mean ...
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1answer
109 views

MacBook Battery charging

I recently bought a replacement battery for my MacBook battery. In Coconut Battery the Current charge has been as high as 8000 mah, yet the maximum capacity is listed as 6100. When the battery icon ...
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2answers
147 views

Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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1answer
558 views

Macbook air 13 2013 in battery drain issue

This is the second time that battery is causing issue. Initially after I bought I gave it to apple service and they reinstalled OS and suggested VirtualBox was causing the drain so I did not install ...
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2answers
2k views

My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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0answers
180 views

How do I get my MacBook to charge?

I have an older MacBook - not the aluminium unibody, the white one. Bought in the US. All of a sudden it has stopped accepting the charge. Once I plugin the MagSafe connector it goes to green ...
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1answer
110 views

Is battery life supposed to go not even a year?

I have a MacBook pro that I got about 10 months ago. It seems like I am already starting to experience battery life issues. I have a charge cycle history of less than once a day since I bought it. I ...
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3answers
126 views

Event based on battery charge level

I haven't found anything yet so I was hoping maybe someone here had an idea. I want to kick off an even based on battery on an Apple laptop reaching a certain charge level, or when the battery is ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Does the MacBook battery cycle count reset when replacing a battery

I've been reading up on battery cycle counts and checked out my current count on my MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) - recommended maximum cycle count is 500. I've had this laptop now for over ...
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1answer
229 views

Can I power on my old MacBook with a no-lights battery?

I've let my MacBook's battery go far too long past its life because it lives at a desk and never moves. It's a MacBook Pro 4,1. On MacBook Pro 3, i was always able to boot without battery, but this ...
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1answer
130 views

Very high MacBook Battery consumption on Sleep

I got an alleged trouble on my late 2008 Unibody MacBook. I've never worried about this trouble because I thought that was a normal thing but I'm start thinking that it could be a trouble trouble. My ...
2
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1answer
224 views

Any danger to letting a MacBook stay on the charger long-term? [duplicate]

I came into possession of a 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Most of the time, it will be used as a desktop computer - but there will be instances when I will need the 5 hour battery. Is there any danger to ...
2
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1answer
3k views

How to check if MacBook battery is genuine?

My white MacBook's battery has completely died, so I'm looking for a replacement. It costs $150 from Apple, or about $70 for allegedly genuine Apple batteries on eBay: I'm leaning toward this ...
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2answers
100 views

Can i remove MacBook battery when Mac is still running? [closed]

If my MacBook is running, can i remove battery and later put it back?
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to improve the condition of MacBook battery showing “Condition: Replace Soon”?

I have a 2008 MacBook aluminium 13" (Model Identifier: MacBook5,1) which has started showing "Condition: Replace Soon" to describe the battery, so a couple of questions: what is used to determine ...
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2answers
2k views

Swollen/pregnant battery on a MacBook (13" aluminium late-2008)

The battery in my late-2008 model aluminium 13" MacBook became extremely swollen in early to mid-2012 after only 283 cycles (as per Cycle count under Hardware → Power), and the button on the ...
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1answer
205 views

Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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2answers
262 views

What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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1answer
650 views

Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
4
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1answer
3k views

Is it advisable to calibrate the battery on a MacBook?

How useful or necessary is it to calibrate the battery on a MacBook? If it is, should it be carried out when first purchased and does calibration of the battery mean it will also last longer?
2
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2answers
261 views

First cycle of MacBook battery: runs at 97% capacity, is this normal?

I ordered my brand new Macbook Air with 8 GB RAM and picked up from Apple Store two days ago. However after fully running out of battery for first time, I recharged it to 100% and coconutBattery says ...
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2answers
565 views

Brand New Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) already with 2 cycle counts

Yesterday I unboxed a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) and I am disappointed that the battery has less than its "manufacturer capacity" and has 2 cycles already. Is that normal?
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1answer
198 views

Why hasn't my battery life improved even though I changed the battery?

I have a mid-2009 white MacBook. About a week ago, I switched the aging and failing battery for an identical new battery I got off eBay (supposedly original part and new - looked legit both in ...
2
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0answers
160 views

Strange sleep mode of MacBook behaviour after water damage

Months ago I drowned my MacBooks keyboard in water and it died. I'm using an external keyboard now the Mac works as before. However, there is this interesting feature that if I just close the Mac ...
2
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1answer
314 views

2007 battery replacement for 15" pro. 85w now 60w? Help!

I'm looking at a replacement battery A1175 for my 2007 15" pro (specs here: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP17), which is listed as 60w. My original battery charger was 85w. Is this going to work?
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4answers
8k views

Does overcharging a MacBook degrade its life?

I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I use it almost like a desktop. I leave the power cord connected all the time. Is this OK? Am I ruining the computer or diminishing its lifespan?
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3answers
609 views

Which model of Macintosh has the longest battery life?

I was exclusively a PC man (specifically Dell, Gateway, and HP), but I am now planning to buy a Mac, because my sister has a Mac, with a battery life (much) longer than mine, and I would like to ...
5
votes
1answer
406 views

Does using a brightness reducing app save battery?

I installed the app Brightness Slider on my MacBook because the lowest brightness setting in the System Prefs isn't low enough at times. When I choose a brightness setting below what the System Prefs ...
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vote
2answers
939 views

My battery is not charged. The only way to operate is to plug the computer in

My battery says 0% charge, there is no x over my battery icon. The MacBook runs fine on corded power but dies as soon as I unplug. What could be the problem?
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votes
1answer
632 views

MacBook not charging

I have a 2008 Black MacBook. The battery indicator says 'Not Charging' and if I remove the power adapter it powers off instantly. I had OS X installed, installed Windows (Not bootcamp, Windows only) ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How do i get the low battery warning back on my MacBook?

I have a MacBook and I did not take care of the battery properly. It started to shut down unexpectedly at around 20% and then even at 30%. I got a new battery and it seems to work fine; it lets me get ...
0
votes
2answers
349 views

Does removing the battery while connected to power extend battery life?

On regular Windows notebooks people generally remove their battery packs when connected to a power source, in order to extend battery life. Does a similar approach work on the Mac?
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1answer
357 views

How to store unused Macbook battery for long period of time?

I'm going on a long backpacking trip and going to leave my Macbook at home unused. How should I store its battery to maximize the battery life?
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3answers
836 views

Hibernate MacBook on 10-ish % power instead of 0/1% when running on battery?

Yeah, I know my battery is probably hosed, but every time I reach 5%, my MacBook shuts down, as it expects the battery to be able to run down to 1% before hibernating. However I would like it to ...
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4answers
2k views

13" Macbook Pro running Lion loses battery fast?

I bought my 13" MacBook Pro last March 27, 2011. It's 5 months old now. coconutBattery shows that I've lost 12% of the original battery capacity in just 5 months with 238 load cycles. I read in some ...
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1answer
49 views

doubt regarding calibration

I have white MacBook (early 2009), with Snow Leopard running. I read this following article about calibration: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9036.html I have doubt in step ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I see which processes are draining my macbook battery by percentage?

Android devices have a screen that shows you approximately what applications and processes are using your battery, by percentage. I'm wondering, in theory, can this be done on a MacBook? How do you ...
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4answers
735 views

After hard drive upgrade, battery not charging?

I just installed a new hard drive into my Macbook Pro 1,1. I had a little difficulty when I initially installed it because the monitor was not turning back on. After re-opening the MacBook Pro (with ...