How do you Solve Service Battery Warning
I am getting the service battery warning in the battery drop down menu. It comes on with all three batteries that I use and the battery seem to have a much shorter life now as well. They were purchased at different times and one just a year ago so I am kind of surprised they would all die at the same time. Do I just need to replace them or is this a sign for a power management problem?
there is only 2 fixes
1- Static discharge with specific directions
1.take out the battery and magsafe power cord
2.hold the power button for 30 seconds (static discharge)
3.put the magsafe and wait until the led is green
4.put the battery in
if that doesnt work
2-Recalibrate the battery (takes a long time)
1.charge your battery up to 100% until the led is green on the power cord
2.take out the power cord and run it all the way out of batteries
3. make the computer sleep for 5 hours to drain it out of juice completely
4. charge it back up all the way
Anything else is pointless, its macintosh so its not a software problem
its always a hardware problem...for WIndow$ you typically update the bios
all problems with warning battery service appeared after an upgrade. everything get stacked and i used Onyx to be cool again. I have a macbook pro(8,2) early 2011 with 10.8.5 and battery health was 88% (430 battery loads - 30 months macbook). After the upgrade (2 weeks now or a month i cant remember) i have 60% of battery health and 436 battery loads. I tested recalibration for the battery (without leaving my pc sleeping for 5 hours) and of course i opened from behind to get out the battery and making the trick with the 30sec... but nothing happened except than when i reconnect power cord fans started....Dan any advise about this?i need a step by step guide doing the work rightly..and then i will go to an AASP...or not? haha
I followed Matt's reset instructions and it worked. Thanks
BTW, I found the same info on the Apple Support Communities site, with more detailed info on
Resetting the SMC (system management controller).
One difference I noted: Matt said hold down power button for 30 seconds. Apple said 5 sec.
For the record, I did 30 seconds.
It did more than remove that battery service light.
My fan used to also run excessively, and now that is fixed too!
Worth checking out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
You get that notification majorly due to prolonged storage of the mac.
Best thing to do is to charge in off position for 5hours. power on and use up the battery totally. Repeat this cycle two to three times, the notification will clear. You might notice your battery sometimes remains on 97% even when fully charged, thats just by the way, it will still last more than 3 hours.
But in a situation your battery barely crosses the 2hr mark, it might need replacement.
Model Name: MaBook Pro7,1
Model Identifier: MacBookProc
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP71.0039.B0B
SMC Version (system): 1.62f7
Serial Number (system): 7311502CATM
Hardware UUID: 07FA1FB3-4455-556C-855B-9D7540FC112E
Sudden Motion Sensor:
WHAT DO I DO TO STOP THE "SERVICE BATTERY" THAT APPEARS ON MY MAC? HELP me @ lisalisamasaro@
I had the Service battery alert last year on my MBP early 2011, and after a few months the battery died. It even inflated after I noticed it reached 0% of the design capacity (informed by coconut battery).
I took the battery off the MBP and bought another here in iFixit like 6 months ago.
This week this new battery reached 2.5% of the design capacity.
Today I took the MBP to the local apple authorized support.
I'm very pessimistic, and I think they'll charge me even though I think this is a design problem.