2nd Battery is dying, but out of Warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FSMBP, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    So my first MacBook Pro battery was deemed "bad" (it had 65% health after 40 cycles) during my first year of my MacBook Pro - so Apple gave me a new one for free.

    Now, within 10 months of the NEW battery, its health is 75% and it says "Service Battery" on Snow Leopard's battery monitor. But now I'm out of warranty.

    Would Apple replace the 2nd battery for free? Or could this mean there is something more wrong with my MacBook, like the mechanism for the battery is faulty?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The replacement battery should have its own 12-month limited warranty independent of the warranty of your Macbook Pro.

    Apple likes to rub this in before they act so kind and replace your battery. At least in my experience. I've had MacBook Pros under AppleCare have their batteries replaced outside of the battery's 12-month warranty. Then again that was under education as well.
  3. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Thanks dude - I never thought of that.

    I'll hit up the Genius Bar ASAP then.

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