Battery under Warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happydudeca, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. happydudeca macrumors member

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    I bought my MBP, a 2.2 model, in July of 2007 and my battery has now had it. It dies around 40%, lasts only about an hour. And no matter how many times I try to condition the batter I can't get it working like it used to. I have the extended Apple Care warranty but I won't bother calling if this isn't covered.

    Is it?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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  3. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    The same thing happened to me. My Macbook started to die around 50% and over time it kept getting worse, and once died at 80%. I took it in, but didn't have Apple Care. They claimed that they had never seen anything like it before, and I had to pay to buy a new one. That stinks for me.

    As long as you have AppleCare, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  4. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll probably get a new battery, no questions asked, but I think there is a cycle count limit that they can enforce. I believe your battery is only covered to 300 cycles or something like that.
     
  5. rustyb99 macrumors member

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    As long is your battery is under 300 cycles they will most likely replace it. My MBP is no longer under warranty and no apple care and they replaced my battery for free when the battery wouldnt last an hour
     
  6. happydudeca thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple replaced it this morning. :)

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4892
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4962
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 91
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12350
     
  7. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    That's cool to hear, I took a chance and opted out of Apple care (I just don't believe in extended warranties)
     

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