Battery problems...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Camar, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Camar macrumors newbie

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    My pro is only six months old but in the past couple days it started acting up. It charges to 100% but dies with 10 minutes of unplugging it. There is also a triangle next to the battery in the status bar that says service required. Sounds like I'm gonna have to replace my battery. Anything I can try to isolate a possible fix because six months from a battery is kinda ridiculous. Thanks
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like the battery itself may be faulty; it should be replaced FOC by Apple.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Definitely sounds like a bad battery - time to call apple
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Yep, that's ridiculous. Too ridiculous to spend another minute trying to fix. Call Apple for a new one.
     
  5. Camar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking that. Guess I'll see if I can find an Apple Store. Thanks everyone
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    First, dowload iStat and see how many cycles the battery has done. None the less, I can't imagine you could wear a battery out that much in 6 months. How long has it been that bad, or was it just constantly getting worse over time?
     
  7. Camar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It never showed any signs of going bad. Three days ago it just started dropping 10% every minute when I unplugged it. I'll check out istat and see what it says.
     

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