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Battery indicator not updating in Windows on Macbook Air 13'' (early 2014)

I have just bought my new MacBook Air from early 2014 and I have noticed a problem after installing windows by using boot camp. The battery doesn't show how much time I have got left, and the battery ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Battery won't charge after it drained out 100% plus can't boot

My macbook was working fine until my magsafe charger's pin got broken. I unplugged magsafe charger as it was not charging and had faint green light. I continued to use Macbook until all of the battery ...
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Mac OS: is there a way to manage battery charge programmatically?

This question is a duplicate of question on stack overflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19168214/mac-os-is-there-a-way-to-turn-off-battery-charging-programmatically I'm curious about is there a ...
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Mac battery not charging - Weird behavior

I got a new battery a while back. After approximately 10 cycles, it has started exhibiting strange behavior. After connecting the charger for a minute the charger would show an orange light and then ...
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1answer
562 views

Does more battery and higher processor affect on battery life?

I'm planning on getting a customized macbook air 13" .. It says it should last 8 hours wireless browsing which is reallygood, but it didnt say whether on the default customization or anything .. So ...
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1answer
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Is it advisable to Calibrate the Battery on a Macbook?

How useful or necessary is it to calibrate the battery on a Macbook (Air/Pro) & if it is, should it be carried out when first purchased ? Does it mean that by calibrating the battery it will also ...
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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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Macbook 13" Shutting down when batt is in

1.83 GHz Intel Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X. Battery is 9 months old and showing 95% power; however the machine shuts down sometimes 2 seconds after booting up and sometimes 5 mins; When i take the ...
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1answer
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MacBook Pro unibody doesn't restart properly after battery depletion

My MacBook Pro (unibody, 13'', 2009) used to restart fine after battery depletion. The computer would automatically save the state of the system and reboot to whatever I was doing before. For those ...
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245 views

/sys/class/power_supply files become zero until reboot to OS X and back to Linux

This is on a Macbook 2,1 dual booting Arch Linux and OS X Leopard. I use a conky script to disply my battery percent with: ${battery_percent BAT0} Recently, it switched from displaying coherent ...
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1answer
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Should I leave my MacBook plugged in if it's fully charged or not?

I've already looked high and low and I just want to get something sorted out. What will degrade my white MacBook's battery's overall lifespan and dependability? Being plugged in while fully charged? ...
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1answer
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Change the battery percentage warning on MacBooks?

Is it possible to modify when the "Low Battery" sign appears on a MacBook with Snow Leopard? For example, currently, it warns you about a low battery when it hits 10% of the overall battery charge. ...
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2answers
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Battery management of a Macbook

I bought a Macbook Pro last week. I mostly use (and plan to use) it like a desktop with an external monitor. I use the system at least 15 hours a day. Now using the coconut battery application, I ...
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4answers
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Fastest way to drain battery

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.1 on a Macbook Core 2 Duo. What's the fastest way of draining the battery without crashing the system and preferable by using some sort of a script?
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MacBook has started shutting down when at 5% battery

This is new, just started this month: Usually it would last until 0%. For a few days it had been shutting off at around 4%. Last night it shut off at 5%... really hope tomorrow night it's not 6% and ...
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MacBook Pro not entering Safe Sleep

I've noticed since I got my new MacBook Pro (6,2, 10.6.7) that when the battery runs out while the computer is sleeping, Safe Sleep doesn't kick in upon restart. It used to be that with my old MacBook ...
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Using NetBeans on Apple MacBook Air

I have just purchased an Apple MacBook Air (2010 Model Top Spec, 4GB RAM, 2.13 GHz CPU, 256 GB SSD) for its extreme portability. I have been using the trial version of Coda but it seems to lack some ...
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Macbook shuts down when battery is empty (should have went to sleep)

In the past few weeks, my macbook shuts down when the battery dies. The battery does not even die at 0%, sometimes it shuts down at 5% or 10% remaining. I tried calibrating the baterry following this ...
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1answer
366 views

Macbook freezes while charging

This MacBook(version 2.1) freezes while in OSX(10.5 and 10.6 at least) when in the charger is plugged after having ram upgraded to 4gbs. It doesn't freeze immediately but it always does eventually. ...
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1answer
554 views

Why does my Macbook Pro use up so much battery when asleep?

I often put my laptop to sleep at the end of the day with 20%+ battery remaining. When I open it the next morning, it complains that it's at dangerously low battery; it seems to have used up 10% or ...
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1answer
156 views

White MacBook battery in aluminium MacBook

I have a MacBook aluminium (not pro, but the MacBook late 2008 model). Battery is harder to find, perhaps because it's a rare model. I'm wondering whether I can use a white MacBook battery? Or a MBP ...
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My Macbook is a Battery Denier

I have a four year old Macbook rev 1,1 (the original Intel Core Duo). Just recently it has begun denying the existence of its battery while still happily running unplugged. I get the X battery icon ...
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4answers
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Macbook shutting off randomly with battery still full?

I have an aluminum unibody Macbook from about a year and a half ago. Recently, it has started shutting itself off as if the battery had died at random, still full percentages. At say, 75 percent, ...
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7answers
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MacBook Pro: How to reduce a battery load as fast as possible?

I have some battery problems with my MacBook Pro so i found out, that a battery calibration might be helpful (my battery has only 300 cycles jet.) The apple support advice ...
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1answer
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Does the MacBook Pro backlit keyboard impact battery life?

Hey, quick question, I love the backlit keyboard feature on my MacBook Pro (13", just in case it matters) and tend to have it on half-way even when it's not that dark. However, I have no idea how much ...
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4answers
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Can you use a MacBook without the battery?

Can I use my MacBook (13 inch aluminum late '08) without the battery and only plugged in?
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MacBook Pro battery question

I just got a new battery for my MacBook Pro...charged it for 2 days, but the battery icon has an x in the middle. Also the charge LED never goes green, stays on orange.
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3answers
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How to use MacBook Pro with external monitor / keyboard / mouse while running on battery only?

I'm using my MacBook Pro like a desktop sometimes. But for some reason, when I unplug the Power Supply, it is impossible. The MacBook Pro immediately shuts off. When I turn it on by hitting any key on ...
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1answer
6k views

Which battery does my MacBook Pro need?

I've bought a used MacBook Pro (light gray, metal color, 15" display diameter), and it seems that I have to replace the battery. How do I figure out which battery model I need? I have strong Windows ...
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4answers
948 views

New Macbook Pro battery

What kind of batteries are used in the new Macbook Pro? Should the battery be periodically fully discharged? What are the best practices for this battery?
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Is it safe to use charger for macbook with a 15" macbook pro?

I just got a new 15" macbook pro to replace my old macbook. I have a couple extra chargers for the macbook, and I'm wondering if it's safe to use them to power the pro. Normally I wouldn't think ...
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1answer
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MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,3) not sleeping but shutting down when battery gets low

I've got a MacBook Pro (revision 5,3) which was produced in the middle of 2009 and has 49 charge cycles. When it was all new, it showed a battery capacity of around 6500 mAh. Now that I've been using ...
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2answers
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Macbook Pro 15-inch replacement battery

So I've finally got to the 300+ cycles with my MBP 2008's original battery. Apple is pretty much "on the money" too! I am at 79% Health and getting the Condition: Replace Soon warning. So I went out ...
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Is it ok to keep your macbook plugged in when battery light is green?

So if your light on the macbook charger goes green (battery is charged 100%), should you unplug it or keep plugged it in?
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Why is my MacBook Pro not charging?

I have a MacBook Pro. The battery icon said I only have 1% and when I right click, it said 'Battery is not charging' and Power source: Power Adapter. Is that a software configuration to set the ...
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3answers
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Battery not charging?

My MacBook is not charging properly. Battery status stays in 0% always. If I remove the plug adapter, it is switching off the computer. So as a result, without batter adapter plugged-in, I cannot use ...
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1answer
336 views

Macbook Battery Charging Troubles

Problem: Occasionally, my macbook's battery will say it's charging and actually won't be. It stays at 0% for a long time. Other info: I thought it was my battery (laptop was 3 years old). Got a new ...
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1answer
388 views

MacBook says to replace battery. Should I?

My MacBook says that battery is not charging, and the battery is completely empty (in fact, pressing the button on the battery illuminates no LEDs). If I plug the power adapter off the mac shuts off ...
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4answers
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Buying replacement Macbook Pro Battery - Genuine vs. eBay

I'm looking to replace my Macbook Pro's battery (15", last model before the Unibody). It's currently at 55% capacity (as reported in System Information and Battery Health Monitor). I've reset the ...
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3answers
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Macbook battery no longer charges

My Macbook has recently entered a state where the battery no longer charges. Currently the battery is reporting 25% charge when not plugged in. When plugged in, the bar at the top reports (Not ...
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Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?

At home, I run my MacBook in clamshell mode (closed lid, external display). This works fine when you're connected to the power adapter, but it doesn't work when running on battery. That's how it's ...
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MacBook Pro battery capacity 65K mAh

I have a 15" MacBook Pro 3.1 (that is Late 2007 model AFAIR). I've bought it new a couple of years ago. Recently its on-battery power lifespan became very short (30 to 10 minutes). When my notebook ...