Does AppleCare cover this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DarkNetworks, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    My iBook battery just died...is it possible to get a replacement for it if i'm still under cover by AppleCare? I dunno if it really died or what but will I get a replacement for it?
     
  2. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure the battery is a consumable and is not covered, does it stilll hold charge?
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Batteries are not covered unless the failure was due to a defect.
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I got the battery replaced in my iBook 2 years in to my applecare term. I blamed it on the computer and not the battery and apple just replaced the battery. If you do a search you will see my post on what was happening and the final outcome of the situation :)

    Ed
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sadly, as WildCowboy has said, batteries are not usually covered under AppleCare. Although, you may have some luck if you go Ed H's route. :eek: :)
     
  6. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Link to the thread or waht keyword should I use to search?
    The battery is still chargable...the only thing is, when it's fully charged, it'll start of at around 99 percent, then when it's used for a couple of minutes, around 5-10 mins, my laptop shuts down all of a sudden and I try restarting it, it can't be restarted unless I plug in the P.Adapter. have tested a few times and same results.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Probably this one.

    That's exactly what my dead iBook battery does. Download coconutBattery and post a screenshot of what it shows.

    Edit: Here's mine...notice that's capacity is down to 4%. I get no more than 10 minutes of battery life out of it.

    Picture 1.png
     
  8. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    mine's wierd...

    24k months? looks like we've a bug here...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    its covered

    of course your battery is covered (former apple tech here). From what you describe the battery is way defective, or it's connector to the logic board, or the logic board, could be any of those, so you need to get it checked out. If it shuts down like you say it should be easy to diagnose with, say, a battery from another ibook.
     
  10. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah now that u mention it, i've the feeling it's the connecter to the logic board rather than the Battery itself...
     
  11. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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  12. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    From what you can see it's inacurate really sometimes. 2k months? If it's already 2k Months, my AppleCare would be gone wayyyy long time ago...
     

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