Battery dies without warning ~10-17%

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors 603

    thadoggfather

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    It's happened twice now. I think I need a battery replacement what do you think?

    I have 231 charges on here, 83% health, and had the penryn machine for about 14 months now.

    I still have apple care on it but this is getting annoying. What if i'm doing valuable work and my computer just shuts off?
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    I think I have fairly recently, but even now, I can't because it cuts out before it lets me :(
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure what you're getting at, because it cutting whenever it wants to is part of the process.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490

    Once you go through the cycle, it should more accurately report your remaining time.
     
  5. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    I had something like this, and the genius checked it and told me it was defective, so i got a new battery. Btw, it was about 1 year old and 80% health.
     
  6. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    had the same situation about 2 weeks ago. apple will tell you it's a faulty battery. get a new one.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    Did they hassle you or replace it on the spot?
     
  8. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    It depends on the test result: if it shows the hardware problem, you'll get a new one immediately.
     
  9. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    Full story: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7507732#post7507732

    Short story: First Apple call told me to buy a new one. they didn't replace it for free until I went in again to get my graphics card fixed. Even then, the technician had to file for a case exemption.
     
  10. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    Battery was bad, I got a replacement. the one I had before was SMB or something, the one I have now is Sony. Does it make any difference?
     
  11. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Sony batteries have been known to blown up in the past.




    ... I kid. Can happen to any battery and is very rare. ;)
     
  12. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    ^ yeah i knew about the bad batch, but the problem has since corrected itself, no?

    is there any difference in quality between sony and the other one I had?
     
  13. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I have no idea, but I imagine Sony's name brand should lend a little bit of confidence. Either way, I doubt you'll ever notice any difference between two competing batteries except a few minutes of battery life.
     
  14. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah i suppose you are right, plus it's still backed by the warranty.
     

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