just upped the macbook to 2gig of ram... battery is acting up

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  1. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    is it possible that i somehow fucked up the battery? It used to have pretty good battery life, but now it barely shows ~3:30 of juice out of a charged battery while doing nothing with the screen dimmed all the way down. When the screen is bright (50-75%) it drops down to ~2.5hrs :ugh:

    has anyone noticed anything like this? The macbook is maybe two weeks old.
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    another thing... when the battery is fully charged, it only shows it as 99% charged in the status menu. The power adapter light never turns green anymore (stays red/organge). :wtf: just happened??
     
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    reset the PMU

    remove battery and charger

    hold power button for 10 seconds

    win
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    thanks, i'll try this when i get home from work :bigthumb: hopefully it will work :x:


    i still don't understand what could have caused that :confused:
     
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    did you have a static strap on when working on it?
     
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    nope :o I did cautiously ground myself though. I've messed around with computer harware for so long now without a disaster, i didn't even consider a static strap. :dunno: OS X recognizes both sticks, and claims they are running @ the correct speed, so they're not damaged. You think I damaged the battery?
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    no what?
     
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    where'd u get your ram?
     
  10. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    ram is from ZipZoomFly.com, it's Corsair ram.

    btw, thanks to rob, this worked. no problems anymore :)
     
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    clog: i'm looking to pick up some macbook ram. is this what you ordered? thanks.
     
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    watch out for golf ball battery, ftl :o
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    some MBP batteries have been bulging lately, I dunno if it affects you but users that had bad batteries reported decreased performance before the battery started expanding as if a golf ball was being grown out of its center :hsugh:
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    i haven't seen my battery undergo any of those changes :dunno: Whatever, Applecare will take care of it.
     

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