Battery and warranty problem :mad:

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fud122, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. fud122 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I have one of the early 2008 Macbook Pros (Penryn) and just suddenly the battery can't hold more than 20-30mins of charge time. I used to get 3hrs or so before! This is ridiculous! My old Windows laptop batteries would last for years! This one can't even last a few months! My warranty expires in March 2009 but does it cover this issue?

    Also my laptop was purchased in Canada but I live elsewhere so is the warranty an international one? Seeing as how I have to pay to talk to Apple on the phone :mad: since its been over 90 days after my they have a an email for support? I can't find it on the website. Thanks for your help!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Batteries are not covered by warranty, except in the case of manufacturing defects.

    Apple Limited Warranty:
    This warranty does not apply:
    (f) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;

    AppleCare Protection Plan:
    b. Limitations. The Plan does not cover:
    (ix) Consumable parts, such as batteries, except in respect of battery coverage under APP for iPod or unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials and workmanship;

    Having said that, if your battery is defective, it will be covered. Have you been calibrating your battery, as Apple recommends?
  3. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    I heard that Apple may replace the batteries depending on the cycles number. How many cycle does your battery have?

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