2015 rMB suddenly draining battery very fast..help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Canadia69, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Canadia69 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    I've always been so proud of having a laptop to which the battery last the entire day (about 6h of use) but ever since last week, the battery isn't lasting 3h!! It's so strange, I haven't started doing heavy work on it...although I did start using eclipse about 2 month ago...but the problem started last week...

    Yesterday the battery went from 73% to 38% in 1hour and a half while all I was using was 2keynote slides and occasionally a safari window....it used to be much much better...

    The other day, I open the laptop at 11% and I directly plugged it to power...for 5h, the battery indicator REMAINED AT 11%....FOR 5h...WHILE PLUGGED TO POWER!!! This is not normal.

    I took an appointment at the Apple Store tomorow because I can't take it anymore....are MacBooks like iOS devices where Apple can diagnose and he battery??!? If not how can I prove to them that there's seriously something wrong with the Macbook...

    Oh and there was an issue last month where the USB c port only worked on one side...I brought it in and they said that they "simply *reseaded* the battery"... but again the battery only started draining last week...(could that still be the problems?)

    Is there anything else I could tell them or provide to help them fix this...I really hope they don't send me home with a "there's nothing we can do..".

    I miss my full day battery life :(
  2. 2informaticos macrumors newbie


    Jan 17, 2013
    Doesn't get more charge than 11%, or charges but very slow?
    The best option, test a known good battery.
    How many cycles has your battery?
  3. Canadia69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    It charges very slow, so slow that when using while charging, the battery level doesn't change...

    The battery cycle count is 122

    What do you mean test a good battery? Like an external battery or another MB?

    Thanks btw
  4. Canadia69, Mar 20, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017

    Canadia69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    Update on my story: I went to the Apple Store today and they told me that there's a problem with the battery and if i want a new one replaced I have to pay 388$ since I'm out of warranty!?!?!!!!!! I don't know what to do know :(

    All he did was run his diagnostic and it showed him that the battery was "being defective"....I tried to tell him that this is very probably linked to the fact that you guys "reseeded" my battery about a month ago and he told me this didn't have anything to do with it and that he happens to be the one who had done the repairs on my MB...so I didn't push too much...

    He told me that since I bought it with a credit card, the cc company most of the time doubles warranty...but I cancelled the card so I don't know :(...gonna call and ask

    This really sucks. I really loved my 12inch Macbook. And now 121 cycles, it just stops lasting me more than 3hkurs :(.

    Edit: actually even of my credit card company allow the warranty thing, I don't have the receipt email, it far but to show in my orders on Apple.com also I don't have the bank statement that shows I bought the mb.....I AM SCREWED :(

    Ugh this sucks
  5. thesimsboi macrumors member


    Nov 3, 2016
    Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear this. :(

    I hope someone here can offer you some good advice. Dang. I feel so bad for you.

    It's imperative that everyone get AppleCare+ with these computers. Repairs are just too expensive. :(
  6. Canadia69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    I'm thinking of maybe attempting to do so it my self, I'm pretty handy...but idk, it's scary
  7. Paper Bunny macrumors newbie

    Paper Bunny

    Feb 1, 2018
  8. dgdosen macrumors 68000


    Dec 13, 2003
    How long is the warranty on a battery for a macbook?

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