MacBook Pro battery problem - back for repair?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Seahorse, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Seahorse macrumors newbie

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    I've got a battery problem with my MacBook Pro. It worked fine when I first got it (March). But just recently the battery life has been just a few minutes, and it shuts down without any warning, losing whatever I'm working on.

    It works fine when connected to the power source (which is most of the time). I have calibrated the battery, both when I got it and when this problem started happening.

    It's a 15" MacBook Pro, 1.83 GHz, 1 GB RAM.

    System Profiler reports that the full charge capacity of the battery is 603 mAh, the remaining capacity is 599 mAh (it's plugged in), amperage -765 mA, voltage 12213 mV, cycle count 53.

    Any suggestions before I sent it back to Apple? Many thanks in advance for any advice...
     
  2. Seahorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just bumping this in case anyone out there has a clever suggestion. If not, it's off to Apple...
     
  3. Seahorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ChrisMcD macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar problem with a 17" MBP.

    The battery was heating up and distorting so much that it was breaking contact - hence the sudden crashes.

    Apple replaced it under Applecare without argument.

    My feeling is that these MBP's are not as durable as the PowerBooks - I am certainly going to extend my Applecare.
     

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