Macbook battery

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Hello,

I've been on holiday for four months so I haven't used my Macbook in that amount of time either. I turned it on last night and the battery was at 0% which I assumed would be the case but now it doesn't appear to be charging, stuck at 0% and shuts off when I pull the power plug out.

Is there any way I can "reset" it?

Thanks for your help
 
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did you also try resetting the PMU? what does it says about the condition of you battery is System Profiler or Coconut Battery?
 
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Coconut battery just crashes when it tries to read it. I'll google PMU now...
 
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Battery Information:

Model Information:

Manufacturer: DP
Device name: ASMB013
Pack Lot Code: 0001
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 0102
Hardware Revision: 0300
Cell Revision: 0100
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 0
Fully charged: No
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 0
Health Information:
Cycle count: 989
Condition: Check Battery
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -5
Voltage (mV): 8263
 
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I had this problem once. I was told I needed a new battery, so I went to an Apple Store with the dead battery and the Macbook invoice and they just gave me a fresh battery. I think it's quite a common problem, although I thought they fixed it with a firmware update some time ago..
 
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I thought the expected life of the batteries was around 300 cycles and up to 1000 cycles for the new ones. That would explain why your battery is a bit knackered if it's three years old and done nearly 1000 cycles.
 

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How long have you tried leaving it on charge? My MBP battery has done 157 cycles and I ran it down completely flat once and then left it a few days. Had the same problem as you but leaving it plugged for half an hour and then trying it again it was fine :/
 
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