Early 2011 MBP Dead battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seangee, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. seangee macrumors newbie

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    The battery om my 15" MBP (10.7.5) which is in daily use has suddenly died with no warning. Yet earlier this week it happily ran a server in a VM for over 4 hours on battery.

    Battery Status reports Condition: Replace Now

    Profiler reports
    Code:
      Charge Information:
      Charge Remaining (mAh):	6336
      Fully Charged:	Yes
      Charging:	No
      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):	6336
      Health Information:
      Cycle Count:	144
      Condition:	Replace Now
      Battery Installed:	Yes
      Amperage (mA):	0
      Voltage (mV):	8441
    The Magsafe adaptor light is green.

    IStat Pro reports a battery health of 92% and agrees with Profiler's cycle count and charge status. If I disconnect the power supply I get an immediate power down. I have tried an SMC reset but it made no difference.

    Anyone had similar experience and able to advise whether my battery really has just died or whether its a glitch that can be fixed without a battery replacement?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    Oregon
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    Something is wrong with your battery. Do you have AppleCare?
     
  3. Idefix macrumors 6502

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    Make an appointment at a Genius Bar and see what they say...
     
  4. seangee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Posted because I'm currently house bound following surgery. If it really s the battery I'd be disappointed but realise it happens and will just buy a new one.

    I wanted to hear if anyone had similar experiences and the problem wasn't really the battery and wouldn't want to replace it and still have the problem. I find it strange that a battery could drop from 4 hours to 0 seconds in the space of a few days.

    It's also a bit strange that I left the machine unplugged overnight. When I turned it on this morning the battery showed 96% but it made no attempt to charge it. Its still showing 96% 6 hours later.
     
  5. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Cant hurt to take into Apple store if you are close to one. Also I recommend only an official battery from Apple.
     

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