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About Battery Update 1.4 is an update that improves the ability of MacBook batteries to maintain a charge

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5.6.
  • One of the following: MacBook (13-inch), MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)

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Derision Member IconComment+93
Derision
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Made no different to my MacBook -- specifically one of the models that was said to benefit from this update. Battery amount remains the same, drain remains the same. It's like I installed nothing at all.

Though, I guess, that could be the case for good, as well. Because at least it didn't do anything BAD to the machine.

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Version 1.4
digib0y Member IconComment+0
digib0y
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Well, even if the power did decrease on the left side USB port, my battery is definitely much healthier now. It runs longer, but according to the iStat Pro widget, its health went from about %57 after 59 charges, to 100% after 62 charges. I won't even pretend to know everything that this update does and how it worked, but it does seem to have made a dramatic difference to my battery. I still wonder about the USB bus though. See my post below to see what I'm talking about.

dB

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Version 1.3
MacUpdate-Lon
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Regarding the USB issue, have you tried an SMC reset?

1) If the computer is on, turn it off.

2) Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the computer's battery.

3) Press and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.

4) Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.

5) Press the Power button to restart the computer.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319

gregjsmith Member IconReview+1
gregjsmith
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I can now run my MacBook Pro on battery power!

This fixes the "internal wiring problem" that apple said I have that would required a $1000 out of pocket motherboard replacement. 6 months ago.

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Version 1.3
digib0y Member IconComment+0
digib0y
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Is anyone else having issues with USB power after installing this update? I have only had it for a few minutes, so I can't even assess whether my battery is healthier yet, but my bus powered external USB drives no longer work on the left side of my machine, and have to go serially into the right side (before I could connect them to a cooling pad that connected to the right USB port, and they'd power up without issue).

The drives still work fine on the 17" MBP in our studio.

Does the battery patch throttle USB bus power? Can anyone else duplicate this behavior?

Thanks,
dB

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Version 1.3
josdans Member IconReview+23
josdans
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Finally Apple my battery is fully charged ... and beyond that! It's now 5632 mah.
Before the update it was around 5300 and declined all the time.
Bravo!

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Version 1.3
Rtouris Member IconComment+6
Rtouris
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Seems to have solved a deteriorating trend that was building up recently with regards to my battery capacity. Having performed several calibrations and resets of the SMC unit, I was giving up hope watching the capacity dropping all the way down to 3500mAh with only 46 cycles. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find out that after installing this update the capacity returned to normal values (5450mAh). However I'm holding back further judgement for I need to carry out some testing first in order to justify the capacity readings. Let's see how it does in actual battery life performance and I shall report back with the updated findings in a short while.

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Version 1.3
Rtouris
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Further to my initial findings i can now support my claims after tests of about a week. The result is that the update DID surely resolve the reported capacity issue (down to 3500mAh after 45 cycles, it's now back up at 5450mAh), however I am experiencing extremely low real world battery life of about half an hour on minimal CPU strain and unexpected shutdowns attributed to the voltage of the battery. So at least for me this is a no-go, cell is going back to the distributor for a replacement. :-(

smokeonit Member IconReview+5
smokeonit
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wokred fine on my mbp CD 2.0...

had 61% battery life left...

now 81%...

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Version 1.3
spectral7 Member IconComment+59
spectral7
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worked fine for me, in fact increased battery capacity to 5541 from 5500. Not really a big change !

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Version 1.3
ankledeepclams Member IconReview+0
ankledeepclams
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Not awesome at all. I went from 4891 mAh reported capacity down to 4434 mAh after the update. This update actually made my battery suck harder.

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Version 1.3
ankledeepclams
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Here's an update: After letting it charge for several hours, reported capacity is now only 4085 mAh. Something's definitely not right with this battery update.

cyberfunk Member IconComment+16
cyberfunk
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Just watched my battery capacity jump from 3800 (was getting worried) all the way back up to 5500 ! Yay ! More battery time on my laptop !

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 28,801
Version Downloads 8,250
Type Utilities / System
License Updater
Date 02 Mar 2009
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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