Help: Possible burnt out battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spoon., Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Spoon. macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010

    I have a Macbook Pro 13' and I wanted to transfer files to my PC so I bought a 6-to-9 pin FireWire Cable.

    And Uhh this is what happened:

    When I tried to plug the firewire cable in my Macbook Pro just suddenly turns off and I swear I could smell something smoking. I immediately removed the firewire and I tried to turn on my Macbook and its fine.

    Now my Macbook won't even start up but it does when I connect the AC adapter. But... when I disconnect the adapter my Macbook turns off and the adapter's light is always green even though the button on the side indicates that my battery has only 25% left.

    Sigh. Did I just break my Macbook's battery?

    Also, a couple of questions:

    1. Is it possible for the cable to be faulty and thus caused it to burn out my Macbook's battery?

    2. I don't have Apple care, how much would it cost Apple to give me a new battery?

    3. Is this method of using FireWire even worth it? Or should I just stick with an external harddrive?
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    if it's only the battery that got cooked, $129+tax for battery replacement

    take it in to get it checked out, nothing to lose

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