Macbook Cannot Sustain Charge; Crashes at 84%

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by diametric, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. diametric macrumors regular

    diametric

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    #1
    For a few weeks/maybe a month or two, my Macbook cannot hold a charge.
    iStat Pro says the battery health is 74%, Ive had it for a bit over a year.
    And, earlier today, my Macbook crashed half an hour into watching a video whilst being powered by the battery which was at 84%.
    So.
    Im thinking, it MUST be something else.
    Power up, less than a minute in, it crashes again, and again.

    Do I call Apple?
    Do I buy a new battery? And I should not have to do that.
    There's obviously something wrong.

    If someone could give me some advice, especially if theyve been involved in a similar situation, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #2
    I'd call Apple, there is definitely something wrong with your battery.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    #3
    How often did you calibrate your battery? (i.e. leaving it switched on while running off the battery until the battery completely runs out)
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Crashes in what regard? Kernel panic, or just shuts itself down? Or freezes?
     

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