Help! MBP turns off when unpluged from power

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Better2bRed, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Better2bRed macrumors newbie

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    Even when the battery on my MBP is fully charged, when the power cable is removed, it shuts down within 2-3 seconds. The battery continues to be charged. Everything has been okay and I had no battery problems, then this happened all of a sudden. Has there been any other reports of this? Does anyone have any ideas – or do I just have to call Apple?
     
  2. mpw Guest

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    Are you sure the battery is charged, or is it just charging?

    My MacBook needed a new battery after just a couple of months, under warranty of course. Must be fairly common as the reseller just swapped the battery with a new one without a serial number or any proof of purchase etc.
     
  3. Collin973 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Just call apple. A lot of people have had this problem including me. You're battery is toast and you'll need to get a replacement from the apple store or go to a reseller. good luck.
     
  4. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    Definately call Apple for a replacement battery. You might have a recalled battery from the mass laptop battery recall list. Don't feel bad about calling them. I'm on my fourth battery now with my MBP and I've only had it a year. I had 3 do the same thing your mentioning and the other was on the recall list.

    EDITED:
    Here's the link for the MBP battery recall and the serial numbers that are affected...

    https://support.apple.com/macbookpro15/batteryexchange/
     
  5. dacko macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same issue with my Macbook. I called Apple Care and they send me a new battery and it works fine now.
     
  6. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Yup, same problem here, new battery fixes it.


    I really hope I don't have to get a battery replacement every 5-6 months with this thing.
     

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