Coconut Battery 2.5.1 not showing the right numbers

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  1. Bulakbol

    Bulakbol Active Member

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    Coconut battery is showing me inaccurate figures. Please see attached image. It says I've had only 5 battery loadcycles. I know for a fact that the figure should be more than 30. It was working well since I installed it. I am not sure what went wrong because it seems the counter was reset. Also, it says charger not connected but the battery is charging? This is friggin weird!

    I unplugged my MacBook and look what happened. Battery loadcycles dropped to 4. Hehehe. Help?
     
    #1 Bulakbol, Dec 29, 2007
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    I think there's something wrong with the program. I just ran it and it shows only cycles too, when i know I've gone thru more than 170 cycles already.
     
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    Did you just upgrade to Leopard? It was working fine with Tiger. Maybe it isn't working well with the new OS?

    Edit: It could be the security update which is causing the program to fail...
     
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  5. aubreyarenas

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    Hey everyone,

    hopefully someone can give me an explanation as to why i'm getting this reading from the system profiler...

    AC Charger Information:

    AC Charger (Watts): 65
    Connected: Yes
    Charging: Yes

    Battery Information:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 976
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 65480
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 405
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 198
    Voltage (mV): 16842

    Very odd.... look at my 'full charge capacity'..
     
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    is that cycle count correct? have you calibrated your battery recently?
     
  7. aubreyarenas

    aubreyarenas Guest

    well.. i have fall victim to the 10min battery life and tried all the tricks. I've resetted the pmu, and also did the reset commands..

    amazingly, the battery lasted almost an hour (better than the 10 mins i was normally getting).. but now the battery capacity is all messed up. I've calibrated the battery three times now and it's still messed up.

    Once unplugged and fully charged, it tells me I've got 10 hours remaining.. (which is obviously wrong).. but after about an hour or so.. it just completely dies without warning...

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I'm experiencing "sudden death" like you (after less than 30 minutes use). My battery health is 47% (2613 mAh) after only 46 cycles. Also looking for any leads - but I think your battery is truly messed up. Better bring it in to an authorized local service center.
     
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  9. aubreyarenas

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    put it this way, it lasts way longer than my usual 10 mins of life after a full charge (and it would fully charge in 20 mins).. so now i'm getting about an hour.. I just don't know when my battery is going to die..

    It's like having a busted fuel gauge that stays on full.. lol

    Have you checked out this link?

    http://www.ehmac.ca/mac-ipod-help-troubleshooting/23051-resurrect-powerbook-ibook-batteries.html
     
  10. enshong

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    tried resetting the SMC?

    EDIT: btw, don't calibrate your battery too often.. it's supposed to be done twice or one a month.. calibrating you battery too often is like trying to fry an egg many times.. (WUT???) :)
     
    #10 enshong, Jan 29, 2008
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  11. aubreyarenas

    aubreyarenas Guest

    resetting the smc is only for the MB and MBP's.. not for the ibook.. which in my case, it is resetting the power management unit.

    Anyway, i should be receiving a new battery soon..

    This is what my power management profile now says:

    AC Charger Information:

    AC Charger (Watts): 0
    Connected: No
    Charging: No

    Battery Information:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 64608
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 65480
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 405
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1020
    Voltage (mV): 14448


    lol..
     
  12. enshong

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    oh ya.. lol.. my bad... :D
     

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