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Current version by: originalmachead and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Battery indicator stuck at 53%

Text:

I have left my MB in charging mode for night, but in the morning i have discovered that it was still in charging mode and battery indicator showed 53%. Since that time i have reseted it few times (SMC) but it haven't helped :(  after charging, time life shows 4 hours, but percent still shows 53% and percentage do not moves however, hours goes down...

i have also retrieved  system information  several times, which told me that my battery is not fully charged and after 26 cycle of full charging  it has 89% of capacity

but it does not matter is it really fully charged or not, it just shows 53% and half charged icon  :(((

system tells that battery condition is OK

i cant remove the battery due to  specific construction of unibody, and cant bring it to service center because, there is no service center in the country where i'm living now.

also magsafe never turns in green due to system never tells that it is fully charged

i have tried to reinstall mac OSX two times and i have tried windows 7 too, but no results. windows tells that it is plugged in but not charging. and 53%!

i think it's cant be hardware, might be it's drivers of mac OSX ???? something like power management ? it would be great if macbook had something like BIOS but i could not find it

HELP! SOS! who can solve the problem.

P.S.

sorry for my English i have been learning it just for 8 months :)

Device:

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

32224

Edit by: Ben Eisenman ,

Title:

Battery indicator stuck at 53%

Text:

I have left my MB in charging mode for night, but in the morning i have discovered that it was still in charging mode and battery indicator showed 53%. Since that time i have reseted it few times (SMC) but it haven't helped :(  after charging, time life shows 4 hours, but percent still shows 53% and percentage do not moves however, hours goes down...

i have also retrieved  system information  several times, which told me that my battery is not fully charged and after 26 cycle of full charging  it has 89% of capacity

but it does not matter is it really fully charged or not, it just shows 53% and half charged icon  :(((

system tells that battery condition is OK

i cant remove the battery due to  specific construction of unibody, and cant bring it to service center because, there is no service center in the country where i'm living now.

also magsafe never turns in green due to system never tells that it is fully charged

i have tried to reinstall mac OSX two times and i have tried windows 7 too, but no results. windows tells that it is plugged in but not charging. and 53%!

i think it's cant be hardware, might be it's drivers of mac OSX ???? something like power management ? it would be great if macbook had something like BIOS but i could not find it

HELP! SOS! who can solve the problem.

P.S.

sorry for my English i have been learning it just for 8 months :)

Device:

macbook 13" white unibody 2009MacBook Unibody Model A1342
macbook 13" white unibody 2009MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Status:

open

Original post by: achikuda ,

Title:

Battery indicator stuck at 53%

Text:

I have left my MB in charging mode for night, but in the morning i have discovered that it was still in charging mode and battery indicator showed 53%. Since that time i have reseted it few times (SMC) but it haven't helped :(  after charging, time life shows 4 hours, but percent still shows 53% and percentage do not moves however, hours goes down...

i have also retrieved  system information  several times, which told me that my battery is not fully charged and after 26 cycle of full charging  it has 89% of capacity

but it does not matter is it really fully charged or not, it just shows 53% and half charged icon  :(((

system tells that battery condition is OK

i cant remove the battery due to  specific construction of unibody, and cant bring it to service center because, there is no service center in the country where i'm living now.

also magsafe never turns in green due to system never tells that it is fully charged

i have tried to reinstall mac OSX two times and i have tried windows 7 too, but no results. windows tells that it is plugged in but not charging. and 53%!

i think it's cant be hardware, might be it's drivers of mac OSX ???? something like power management ? it would be great if macbook had something like BIOS but i could not find it

HELP! SOS! who can solve the problem.

P.S.

sorry for my English i have been learning it just for 8 months :)

Device:

macbook 13" white unibody 2009

Status:

open