ibook mishap

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Erendiox, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

    Erendiox

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    Well I was chilling in my dining room with my ibook, listening to tunes and browsing, when i'm greeted with the "you are running on reserve power message". Thinking it would be best to move to my room and plug in to the wall, I close up, and lift my lappy to put it into my backpack. I'm thinking that for some reason my ibook feels lighter than usual, then I look over to see my battery hanging out on my table still. :eek: :rolleyes:

    I'm just glad I wasn't doing anything important. I tightened that sucker up real good after that.

    Just figured i'd share. This ever happen to anyone else? :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Nope. Never.

    I find it pretty difficult to get the battery out of my iBook in the first place. Is your table actually just a vertical coin and do you like to type whilst rotating the iBook to the left? That's the only way I can get mine to fall out. :p

    As a side note, if you have a loose battery, you may want to get it looked at since you don't want it falling out at less opportune times. Also, when you plugged it back in properly, did you still need to charge it?
     
  3. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Never had that happen to mine before. Slightly strange. Mine always seems secure when its 'locked'.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    That is something that's never happened to my iBook either. You must have a gremlin lurking at your dinning room table.
     
  6. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this is the only reasonable explaination.
     
  7. polythene pam macrumors member

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    wow, and here I was, upset because my battery wasn't flush with the bottom of the computer!
     
  8. lopresmb macrumors 6502

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    yeah, if that sucker is loose, I'd get it checked out, it would suck to lose something you were working on, or lose the battery somewhere for that matter
     
  9. Erendiox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Erendiox

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    Yea. It still needed to be charged.

    Well, seeing that this looks to be a very rare occurance, mebe i'll take a stop over to an apple store and get it checked out. I'm still under warrenty, might as well make use of it. :cool:
     
  10. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

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    My first iBook (DSAA - dead shortly after arrival - hard drive was toast) had the battery that didn't fit flush, and the latch didn't secure very well.

    It's replacement is perfect. The battery fits flush and the latch has never loosened.
     

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