ibook battery malfunction

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  1. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    i got an ibook 700mhz the battery meter right with full charge if i unplug it says about two hours...and it goes down regularly, but then at about the 1 hour mark my screen goes blank and my computer goes into sleep...it won't go out of sleep until i plug it in and close it and open it back up...and then it immediatly says theres only like 2 mins of battery life left!! anyone know whats up?? my battery used to work fine...got a little over three hours and if i ever got it down to like 5 mins left then it would go into sleep mode. i've been keeping it plugged in a lot in the last month or so. and it just started doing this and now it always does. anyway, i probably didn't do the best job of explaining the problem...but i hope someone can help.
     
  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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  3. janey macrumors 603

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    sounds like a dead battery. Call AppleCare and ask for a new battery. Sometimes they do that.
     
  4. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    i tryed the power managment reset thing and it didn't do anything.

    dead battery!!! i just got this ibook like 6 months ago. no way the battery is dead. and i didn't get applecare so thats out of the question
     
  5. adamcoop macrumors regular

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  6. alset macrumors 65816

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    Apple gives you a one year warranty. You are under warranty. Call Apple.

    Dan
     
  7. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    Yes your battery (along with thing such as an airport card) are covered for the initial 1 year warranty, and can be extended with the AppleCare warranty. If it is only 6 months old, 1-800-APL-CARE should be able to take care of you.

    Edit: I really suggest applecare on laptops, you can still purchase it until your initial warranty ends.
     
  8. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    if they were to replace the battery would i have to send mine in and be without a computer for a few days? i seriously can't be without my computer for even a day. or would they just send me a new battery and ask me to return the old one? i've never worked with applecare before so i don't know how there service works. also is this something that i could go to my applestore to get a new battery? that would be easiest for me but i don't know if they do that sort of thing.

    by the way i looked on the apple website at the boards and it looks like there are a lot of problems like this. they all seem to be recent though...i wonder if it is some weird thing with the 10.2.4 update...cause i don't no for sure but i think this has only happened since i got that update. coincidence? or no?
     

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