Macbook Pro CD (lotsa problems)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Firanide, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Firanide macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2007
    *I'm currently in Apple withdrawal. Bear with me. ;) *

    So, about one week ago (maybe a little more), my MBP started to shutdown very randomly (at about 35-40% life left), and I figured no big deal. I figured I must have done a faulty calibration of something (I had just done one about 2 days beforehand). This problem persisted for a bit, until it seemingly went away. I kept on using it, until one day at school I went to put it back in my backpack, and my friend started freaking out (he owns a MBP C2D (I proudly converted him)).

    My battery was very swollen (see pics). I decided to do the smart thing and take it out and put it in the front of my backpack (away from my computer). When I got home, I just plugged my laptop in to the wall using the AC adapter and kept on using it. I planned on calling Apple later that day.

    That's when my LCD screen went too. I noticed that whenever I moved my Mac (while it was on), or the screen was tilted, the screen would produce random white lines on it. Like usual, I just thought "no big deal", and figured it would fix itself. Instead, it just got worse. Sometimes it got to the point where I couldn't even use my screen, because the entire screen was filled with random flashing colors, and it required a reboot to fix it. When it did seem to stop, there were two permanent darker lines (lines meaning about .5 inches thick), one near the top of the screen, and one around half.

    I took the MBP back to where I purchased it (it had only been about 7 months), and they said they would look at it and if they couldn't fix it (which I'm certain they won't), they would send it back to Apple to look at.

    Anyways, what I want to ask is:
    A) Has anyone else had these problems?
    B) Did I do the right thing?

    PS: thanks for reading my sob story. :p
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I have had a battery problem, but it was just that the maximum capacity was fluctuating from 90% to 70% and everywhere in between. I'm pretty sure that there was a MacBook Pro battery recall which yours probably qualifies for. I have also had an LCD screen issue, although it was not the one that you're experiencing, Apple will probably fix those issues. I would have taken it an Apple store first though.
  3. Firanide thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Oops. Forgot to specify. Mine's a 17", which was never recalled.

    Also, I have no Apple Stores near me (I live in Canada...Apple needs more representation up here :p ).
  4. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    Um, my battery fluctuates between 100% and 70% capacity, but I've never seen my battery swell up like that (!) that's scary!

    Every time I cycle the battery it goes back up to 100%, but I'm having to do it every week or two.
  5. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2006
    my super drive just went erratic. no idea whats going on, but it makes crazy noises now
  6. pianos101 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2006
    Philly Area
    Interesting... my new battery (for my 17" MBP CD) is being delivered today. I had pretty much the same problem. Out of nowhere the computer would instantly shut down at about 35-40% battery remaining, and CoconutBattery was saying that my max cap was down to about 40% original capacity (when the previous week it was 95-100% for my 10 month old MBP). I went in to my Apple Store and he checked the current output and determined right away the batter was messed up (and i was not part of the recall). So i think that will solve that problem, but bummer about the lcd...
  7. dvader macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    That is scary!!!
    Hope it works out.

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