MBP shuts off without warning and charges weirdly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jacquiep, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. jacquiep macrumors newbie

    jacquiep

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    Hello,
    I have a 15" MacBook Pro, 1.83 GHz Core Duo. A couple weeks ago my computer stopped giving the "reserve battery power" warning and just clicks off spontaneously with usually about 30-40 minutes of battery power left according to the timer. Also, when it's charging, it will go from "Charged" to "Calculating" off and on throughout the charge cycle and the light on the charger changes from red to green and back every few seconds. I just want to know if there is something wrong with my battery, and if there is a way I can get the reserve battery warning to come back on again.
    Thanks so much!
     
  2. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    If it's only shutting off when on the battery, you have a bad battery. Was your battery recalled? A lot of the 1.83GHz batteries were. If so, you can get a new one for free. Give Apple a call either way.
     
  3. jacquiep thread starter macrumors newbie

    jacquiep

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    Thanks! I didn't even think to check if my battery should be recalled because I bought it in June and the recall was for February-May, but I bought it refurb, so it was an earlier model. My battery is indeed recalled :)
     
  4. iowamensan macrumors 6502

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    Is there a spot on Apple's website that lists the affected batteries? The only thing I find is the iBook/PowerBook recall. I have a 1.83 MBP that has a 156 mAh battery and isn't even 1 yr. old. I called AppleCare and they didn't mention it.
    Thanks...
     
  5. iowamensan macrumors 6502

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    Nevermind... I found the link in another forum and my battery is a recall! I have a new one coming. Thanks to this forum I just saved $129!
    Geoff
     
  6. iowamensan macrumors 6502

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    Holy Cow!

    I found out my battery was recalled just yesterday, and you can see from the time of my post it was about 3:00 pm when I filled out the online form for exchange. I received it today! I'm not sure exactly what time it came, but it was in my mailbox at work at 1:30. Amazing!
     

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