Dead battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LGShepherd, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. LGShepherd macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a MacBook and over the last 2 days, when I pull the power lead out of the MacBook then it just cuts off. The power lead is lit up green so i know the battery is fully charged but the MacBook can only run with the power lead in.

    Is my battery dead or is it something more serious? What do you think?

    I would take it to a genious bar but the closest one to me is over a 2 hours drive.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Buskape macrumors 6502

    Buskape

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    Try opening your macbook, see if the battery is correctly put in. If it is, then give apple a call and explain them your situation.
     
  3. LGShepherd thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for that!

    i've had the battery out a couple of times to see if it is in correctly.

    it's come at a bad time as i was looking to sell it and buy a new macbook
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    Does it say check battery in apple system profiler-power? What's the max capacity? How many cycles do you have on the battery? How old is it?
     
  5. LGShepherd thread starter macrumors regular

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    this is what it says

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3935
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3935
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 299
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12560
     
  6. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    Your battery is fine, are you still under apple care? They will probably send you a new battery, or just take it to a genius. Might be a fault in the hardware somewhere.
     

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