Powerbook battery issues

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lieb39, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    #1
    Hello everyone,

    This issue has came about within the past 2 days, very odd. Basically, even if my Powerbook was fully charged, I take it off the charger, use it for maybe 15 minutes and I'd get a battery low warning. Then about 5 minutes later, it shuts off. The battery is not dead at this point, but Mac OS X reports it to be. What gives? This is a brand-new-not-even-a-month-old Powerbook with the new high-res screens.

    Solutions?

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    Definetly not within normal operating specs. Give apple a call, they'll send a replacement.
     
  3. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Resetting the P-ram or whatever it's called won't do it? How would you do it in anycase?

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  4. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Why not do a search? This is a very well-known issue with the new powerbooks. Check out apple's forums for more details. The only solution is to get a new battery, apparently. And Apple WILL charge you $120 for it.....just kidding.

    cheers,
    PDE
     
  5. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    I took it in, they just immediately took my information without looking at the machine itself. And they asked for my password… is that normal?
    Powerbook-less :(

    Cheers,

    lieb39
     
  6. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Well, not for a known issue that for most people has been resolved through a new battery. You shouldn't have to be without the computer for a problems that most seem to report is a pure battery problem...
     
  7. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Well I brought it in on a friday (I know, very stupid) so I guess when they get around to mine & realise it, they will have a quick fix (hopefully.)

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  8. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

    Spectrum

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    Did you try resetting the power management unit? (PMU)

    I had a failed battery and they talked me through this on the phone.

    You shut down, remove battery, remove power cord, press and hold the power button for 5seconds.

    See here fore details:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449#faq11

    In the end, they just sent out a new battery though, and I returned the old - no hassle.

     

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