Buying a new battery for 2008 Macbook or not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by francis21, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. francis21 macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    Hey guys!

    Well, since I got my Macbook from a previous trade months ago, I kept seeing the message that says "Service Battery". Back then, after a few days trading my laptop for this Macbook, it appeared. But after I charged it, it didn't show afterwards. But now, its like a permanent message now in my battery indicator.

    I searched the Apple Official Knowledge Base section, and many claimed that it was the SL that's causing this (I'm not sure why, but that's what I read when I skimmed through it).

    When I clicked the link on the message that says "Service Battery", it says that I should bring it to an authorized Apple Service Provider (AASP to be exact).

    The good thing is, I have the time to bring it today to an Apple Store. For those people who brought their laptop to an Apple Store for a computer check, is there any fees?

    And specifically for this problem, do you think I should really bring it? Or just buy a new battery? By the way, this is the 2008 model of Macbook (white), with the removable battery. Thanks for the help guys. :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, take it to the Apple Store. No, I don't think they'll charge you to check it out, but you can ask them before they do anything if there will be a charge.

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