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5answers
135 views

No Batteries Available ?-How to Check battery health on MacBook Pro early 2011

A few days ago, I went on vacation and unplugged power cable from my MacBook Pro 13' early 2011 and then I got back home, the battery was not detected by OS and didn't charge. I then understood that I ...
3
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2answers
190 views

Macbook pro doesn't go to sleep after left inactive

In Energy Saver settings (System Preferences -> Hardware section) the Mac is set to sleep after 15 minutes, but nothing happens. Mac drains battery and automatically turns off when battery is low. ...
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1answer
59 views

Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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0answers
21 views

External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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1answer
37 views

Connected new charger with Macbook Pro. Both Macbook Pro and Charger stopped working. Any reasons?

My macbook pro charger stopped working sometime ago. In the meanwhile I have been using friend's charger without any problem. Today I bought a second hand charger and when I tried to connect it with ...
0
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0answers
75 views

Charging issue MacBook Pro (late 2009)

I came home one day and the battery on my MacBook was dead. I plugged it in and the light stayed green. After doing some research I reset the SMC and that didn't work. It caused the light to blink ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
0
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0answers
262 views

Macbook Pro Early 2011 with Mavericks suddenly got battery died

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011, i7 2.2/750GB/HD6750M) and I did some upgrades later on including 2x4GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 750GB HDD to replace the optical drive. This machine was smoothly ...
1
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1answer
122 views

New MBP 13 retina late 2013 battery problem

I just have bought new MBP 13 retina late 2013 and after installing: adobe photoshop, office for mac 2011, xcode, eclipse, java, and MAMP is battery life too short. 100% charched battery is remaining ...
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2answers
220 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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2answers
65 views

MacBook Pro battery life tanking even after battery replacement?

I've been having some issues with battery life on my MacBook Pro (15", Mid 2010). I thought I had tracked it down when I found out that the battery was near the end of its life (only holding 60% of ...
1
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1answer
90 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 ...
0
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1answer
191 views

Correct battery voltage for new MacBook Pro battery

I have a 17" Macbook Pro (5,2 mid 2009, MC226LL/A) that has a battery that is in need of being replaced. I'm looking for the correct battery for it and have found various batteries that say they are ...
1
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2answers
67 views

How can I force a Mac laptop to shutdown when the battery is below 25%?

It is common wisdom that Lithium-Ion batteries should not be left with 0% charge. However, some users might not be aware of this common wisdom, or simply refuse to concern themselves about proper ...
1
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0answers
181 views

MacBook Pro Suddenly Goes to Sleep and Will Not Wake Up

I have 15-inch, Mid 2010 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. It will occasionally (every other day) without warning go to sleep. I can see the sleep indicator on, but otherwise it is completely ...
1
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1answer
215 views

Using bash/terminal to get number of battery recharge cycles

I would like to get the number of recharge cycles using bash (terminal commands). I understand the following command will display all of the battery data, but I want the cycle count on its own ioreg ...
3
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4answers
1k views

How to disable the SpeedStep when using MacBook Pro without a battery?

First of all, the specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB RAM The Problem Recently, my battery randomly died and I had to disconnect it, ...
3
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2answers
93 views

Poor battery stats on rMBP late-2013

I unpacked my new MacBook only 2 days ago and it showed 9-10 hours of battery life (as advertised). I didn't calibrate it, since it is no longer necessary (I was told). Today I noticed that it ...
0
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0answers
55 views

Macbook charger/MagSafe DC-in drive issues?

Hello everyone—I'm having really bizarre issues with my macbook charging. Prepare for a lot of information. The facts are these: I have an A1286 15" unibody macbook pro My genuine apple 85w ...
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0answers
56 views

Battery value in terminal different to battery value in menu bar

My MacBook Pro Retina is currently reporting 100% battery in the menu bar, however if I run the following command in terminal; ioreg -l -w0 |grep Capacity The following is returned; | | ...
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1answer
37 views

Energy saver 101 : sleeps after or when battery is at x hours?

Using Mac OSX on a macbook pro. in energy saver - battery tab : if i have sleep at 1 hour, does that mean the computer will sleep after an hour on battery OR when there is a about an hour of battery ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How do you turn on a iphone 4 when your power button doesn't work and your phone wont charge?

This is the second time my phone turns off on full battery and I cant turn it back on last time i waited two days i guess it drained the battery and all but this time my phone was on 30 % I've called ...
1
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0answers
216 views

MBP restarting twice after going into deep sleep from a fully drained battery

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my 15" Mid-2012 MBP (4GB), I've noticed that if I let my machine completely drain to 0% and it (supposedly) goes into Deep Sleep, when I plug it back in and ...
3
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1answer
488 views

How to have my MacBook Pro safely hibernate when out of juice?

My all new MacBook Pro was on the battery, and warned me that the battery was almost finished. I left the Mac take care of himself. Later, I plugged the Mac and I pressed the button Power. Hearing the ...
0
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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 ...
1
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2answers
300 views

Ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks

What are some ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks? I've heard that disabling notification center via the terminal can help. I've also had a friend tell me that disabling window animations ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

How to charge the MacBook Pro from 12 Volts?

Aim: I would like to charge my MacBook Pro (MBP) form a 12V lead-acid battery. However there are no official chargers from Apple for that purpose. There exist quite some alternative products on the ...
0
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0answers
25 views

W and Q keys don't respond after batteries died?

So I didn't pay attenion to the batter and didn't plugin in my macbook pro and it died. Once I turned it back on I found out the w and Q keys no longer respond. I've had this computer since early ...
0
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0answers
275 views

My MacBooks don't give low power notifications with Mavericks

I upgraded 2 MacBooks to Mavericks recently. Everything was OK for a week, then I started to experience power failures at low batteries on both of them. Looks like as if OS regularly 'forgets' to ...
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0answers
360 views

Dim LED on Magsafe, Macbook Pro won't boot

I have a Macbook Pro late 2008, and today, it suddenly decided to stop booting. The battery level is very low, and connecting the adapter to it shows a very dim green light on the Magsafe connector. ...
4
votes
2answers
478 views

Taking battery out of my MacBook Pro

Yesterday I bought my first Mac, the new Macbook Pro 13". Apple recommends not having the battery charged connected to the MacBook if the battery is 100%. In other laptops I had, I could just remove ...
0
votes
1answer
467 views

Macbook Pro Battery Care [duplicate]

I found instructions about MacBook battery care, but it made me confused. I received my MacBook Pro yesterday. After unboxing, I used it for some time and then I fully charged the battery. I will be ...
0
votes
2answers
264 views

Battery charge suddenly drops to 0% even when plugged into mains (Mid 2009 15″ MacBook Pro)

My mid-2009 15″ MacBook Pro (A1286) has developed a nasty habit in the last couple of days. It suddenly discharges its entire battery without warning, and won't start until it's had about 10 minutes ...
2
votes
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 ...
2
votes
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 ...
1
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2answers
562 views

How to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption?

I'm seeking a way to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption -- or any MacBook for that matter -- to save battery life. I want to vary the CPU power consumption variably, so that I can ...
0
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0answers
136 views

New battery stops charging around 85%

I have a 17" MBP for about three years and couple of days ago I changed the battery with a new one in an Apple store. The problem is, charging stops at 87%, the charger led remains orange and ...
2
votes
2answers
701 views

Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

Battery indicator is showing “Service Battery” notification

I upgraded my macbook RAM, but after that when I switched on my MAC it showed my "Service Battery" indicator in battery menu. I installed Battery Health application and it showed following stats. ...
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3answers
893 views

my macbook battery drains within 1 to 2 hours

i have a 17" macbook pro, purchased december 2011 — so it’s 18-months old. OS X version 10.8.4 recently i noticed the battery doesn’t hold its charge very long. this may have been occurring for a ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Mac Book Pro 2013 battery

I got a new Mac Book Pro, (not retina) and the battery indicator is only showing 98%. Is this something of concern? I have found this: ...
2
votes
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 ...
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votes
1answer
76 views

different MacBook battery models since 2008?

I am wondering if Apple changed the form factor of their MacBook (Pro) batteries since Early 2008? I was planning to replace my broken MacBook Mid 2010 Unibody with a used MacBook Pro from early 2008. ...
2
votes
2answers
630 views

Dilemma about replacing the battery in my 17" MacBook Pro mid-2010

After 3 years my mid-2010 17" MBP model is telling me it's time to replace the battery. The current one (model A1309, FWIW) has had ~1000 cycles now and can't hold the charge reliably anymore. Being ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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1answer
69 views

MBP first generation Service Battery

My MacBook Pro is throwing me a message "Service Battery" and coconutBattery tells me I have 4007 mAh instead of 5450 mAh. Is there a way to pump it back up or is that impossible? I was looking ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

My Mac 'dies' if it has less the battery level is below 3%

My Mac 'dies' if it has less the battery level is below 3%. Is it possible to force it to hibernate when the charge is at 5%? I have a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro with 683 load cycles and the latest SMC ...
4
votes
1answer
945 views

Macbook Pro Battery / Discrete Graphics Card Issues in 10.8.2

I am posting because I currently have a 15'' Macbook Pro (Early 2011 edition) and have suffered from poor battery life since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8. Before the upgrade, I could use my ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Keeping MacBook Pro on Sleep Mode for days

I usually use my MacBook Pro for programming purposes and is mostly open about 14 hours a day, with 2-3 hours being plugged in until the charging is complete and then I disconnect from power ...