fans on all the time, long battery charge time, do i need to take mine in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by twoodcc, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    ok, so i've had a macbook air since June of this year. it seems that my fans come on from just surfing the internet, and can be on for a lot of the time. also, it takes forever to charge the battery. i'm at 79% right now, and it says 1:54 time remaining to charge.

    should i take it into the apple store? or is this normal and i just have to deal with it?

    also, it does get pretty hot on my lap as well

    thanks in advance
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the reply. after looking over at the apple forums, i see that i'm not alone. i guess i will take it in. the only thing is that the fans aren't up all the time, but while i'm posting this, they are.
     
  4. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    has anyone else had this problem around here? should i take it in for repair?

    i think i'm going to take it in either way, just to see what they say
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i took it in to the apple store today. i left it there over night for them to run tests on it.

    acted like the battery was fine and that it takes longer to charge anyway
     
  6. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well they called this morning, and said that my computer was normal. they said that they ran tests on it all night. i'm not all that convinced, but nothing else i can do i guess
     
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    Definitely get Screenshots (command + shift + 4) of iStats or SMCFanControl and document those abnormalities... Keep us advised. :(
     
  8. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i'll do that. i am going to pick the machine up tomorrow. i must say that i am disappointed with apple this time
     
  9. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    the battery charge time is rediculous, my friend air took over 9 hours to recharge but he sent it in and it got replaced, but still it takes like 4-5 hours.
     
  10. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

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    My MBA takes approx. 3-4.5 hours. How many cycles do you have on your battery? Try to deep cycle it a few times see if that does anything. GL
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah mine takes a lot longer to charge than my macbook pro or my g/f's macbook. and the air is supposed to be the most portable! how can it be portable if i have to charge it all the time?
     

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