MBP shuts off as soon as the MagSafe is removed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by indigoflowAS, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    I may have heard of this issue before, but either way, it's quite simple...pull the power cord off the connector, and the MBP simply shuts itself down.

    The battery still says it's charged, I've done all the updates on the OS, reset PRAM and run permissions...I am kind of at a loss as to what might be causing it...unless is a more serious problem.

    I will stop by our Apple store tomorrow and see what they have to say, but in the mean time...what do ya'll think?

    Much appreciated.:)
     
  2. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    sounds to me like a faulty battery or a faulty battery sensor, but i've not had this issue nor have i heard of it before.
     
  4. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    solution!

    the battery is somehow messed up, whipped out a battery from another MBP and it worked fine...the stricken battery would not work on the other MBP...soooo it's the battery. To the Apple store I go tomorrow.

    Thanks.
     
  5. MacGuy88 macrumors member

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    crap

    THanks for posting the solution (even if it isn't what i wanted to hear).
    My dad's MBP is doing the exact same thing.
    When I do the battery check on the back all the lights light up (even when unplugged) but the computer will not run unless the MagSafe is plugged in. Then if you unplug it everything shuts off.

    Because I bought this laptop in March '06 will they charge me for the new battery? :(
     
  6. mightymike107 macrumors member

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    i had the exact same problem; the guy at the store said it wasn't a recalled battery, but I wonder if this is the first sign of a new problem. Is yours a C2D?

    btw, apple covered the battery under the warranty, replaced it in a jiffy.


    cheers,
    mike
     
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  8. phungy macrumors 68020

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    "Apple" icon -> About This Mac. :cool:
     
  9. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Click on the first item in the top left Apple menu, should be there:)

    Don't think Apple will bother you about the warranty, after March though...unknown.
     
  10. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I had to replace the battery in my MBP a few months ago. It would run for ~5 minutes and would then just shut down. The battery showed as charged but it wouldn't start up again until it was plugged in. So far, so good on the new battery.
     
  11. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    I had the exact same problem and it was my battery.
     
  12. MacGuy88 macrumors member

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    oh wow I feel like a 'tard.
    C2D = Core 2 Duo. Haha.
    I thought you were referring to which model/update it was.

    Yes it is the 15" Core 2 Duo model.

    I sure hope these are only scattered events. I'd hate to see another recall for Apple during the time when they are getting more and more 'converts' every week.:eek:
     

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