is my battery dead? or my MBP???

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  1. dbman96

    dbman96 Active Member

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    OK, took my MBP (bought last december) on a trip this past week and after 3 days or so of not using it, I tried to boot it up.

    power button = hear both drives spin up for a second, then nothing.

    battery shows all green lights when I press the button on it, so it should be full (I charged it for several hours before I tried to power it up)

    Plugged in the power supply and it would power up, but then sat at "apple logo + spinny thing" for 4 hours.

    I could get my bootcamp partition to load up but if I removed the charger, the system would just shut down HARD within 1 second. When I was within windows, I tried to check the OSX partition with MacDrive and it showed as "corrupted and unreadable"




    Got home today, booted off the Leopard install CD, ran disk utility, it took about 3 minutes before it showed the OSX partition but it was there. Repaired drive, repaired permissions, and it loaded up to Leopard just fine after that.

    But it still shuts down cold and fast if I pull the power plug.

    Right now, it shows "fully charged"

    coconutBattery shows "96% charged" and "82% battery capacity" (ugh)

    only shows FIVE loadcycles in 12 months (showed way more last time I ran it), and despite the charger being plugged in and green light on, it says charger is not connected and battery is not charging.

    Any ideas? I THINK i might have a couple days left in my warrantee. I hope.
     
  2. dbman96

    dbman96 Active Member

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    now I've tried resetting the PRAM and SMC both. same behavior.

    anyone know if the warranty period is based on purchase date or the date I received the shipment? I am literally right in between the two.
     
  3. hellsspawn

    hellsspawn New Member

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    i had that same problem... battery is shot
     
  4. dbman96

    dbman96 Active Member

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    fuck.

    thanks for the response though. hope they'll replace it under warranty.
     
  5. Mr Jeffrey

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    applecare ftw! I would have been out mucho money for batteries if I didn't have it.
     
  6. dbman96

    dbman96 Active Member

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    The way I'm looking at things, I'd have to have 4 batteries replaced during the 2nd and 3rd year of ownership before applecare became a good deal.
     
  7. hellsspawn

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    they did mine under warranty
     
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    i've replaced my mbp batteries twice in 13 months ...

    i just got a brand new one last week :wiggle:

    applecare ftw
     
  9. dbman96

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    Turns out I'm ONE DAY past warranty, but they're giving me a new battery anyway. Good customer service FTMFW.
     

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