Battery Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pompeymac, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. pompeymac macrumors newbie

    pompeymac

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    I'm in the UK with an early 2008 macbook with a battery that's dead with only 166 cycles

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device Name: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 2
    PCB Lot Code: 0
    Firmware Version: 110
    Hardware Revision: 500
    Cell Revision: 102
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 0
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 166
    Condition: Replace Now
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 76
    Voltage (mV): 3278

    The system shows replace sometimes but most just an X in the battery.

    Will Apple UK replace this battery ?
     
  2. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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  3. pompeymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bit of a short sharp response to a worrying question to which I was wondering if I had any course of action other than buying another battery.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You shouldn't have to buy it. Take it to them and they should replace it for free, as it is under the guaranteed lifespan for the battery.
     
  5. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    You just said "will Apple UK replace this battery?" and I said yes, with specific information on webpage link and cost. Don't start a thread to which you want to know the answer to and moan about the answers given.

    "Other than buying battery?" you just asked if Apple replaces the battery.

    Go solve your own problems if you don't want a strait forward and clear answer.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They won't replace it free, as it's not covered by warranty or AppleCare. It must be covered for Apple to replace a defective battery, unless you're lucky enough to find an Apple employee who will break the rule.
    Yes, you need to replace the battery. It appears you run with your battery plugged in most of the time, since you have so few cycles after 3 years. Your battery needs to be used to stay healthy. You can buy a replacement battery from Apple and put it in yourself, since it's not built-in.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. Mikey-Mike macrumors member

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    Maybe this would work that I found on the inet someplace:

    You can calibrate your iBook, PowerBook, MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro computer’s lithium ion battery for best performance.

    The battery has an internal microprocessor that provides an estimate of the amount of energy in the battery as it charges and discharges. The battery needs to be recalibrated from time to time to keep the onscreen battery time and per- cent display accurate. With all iBooks and PowerBook G4 computers, except the aluminum PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), you should perform this proce- dure when you first use your computer and then every few months thereafter.
    PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD), MacBook (all models), MacBook Pro (all models), MacBook Pro (17-inch) (all models) and MacBook Air

    The battery calibration for the PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) and any model of MacBook or MacBook Pro has been updated because of a new battery re- leased with this computer. With these computers, follow these steps to cali- brate your battery:

    1. Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your PowerBook’s battery until the light ring or LED on the power adapter plug changes to green and the onscreen me- ter in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.

    2. Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for at least two hours. You may use your computer during this time as long as the adapter is plugged in.

    3. Disconnect the power adapter with the computer still on and start running the computer off battery power. You may use your computer during this time. When your bat- tery gets low, you will see the low battery warning dia- log on the screen.

    4. Continue to keep your computer on until it goes to sleep. Save all your work and close all applications when the battery gets very low, before the computer goes to sleep.

    5. Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or more. 6. Connect the power adapter and leave it connected un- til the battery is fully charged again.

    Tip: When the battery reaches “empty”, the computer is forced into sleep mode. The battery actually keeps back a reserve beyond “empty”, to maintain the com- puter in sleep for a period of time. Once the battery is truly exhausted, the computer is forced to shut down. At this point, with the safe sleep function introduced in the PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) computers, the comput- er’s memory contents have been saved to the hard drive. When power is restored, the computer returns itself to its pre-sleep state using the safe sleep image on the hard drive.
    :)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Calibrating the battery will not restore health to it. It only makes the readings more accurate. Read the Battery FAQ I posted earlier.
     

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