Macbook only runs on AC power!!

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

  1. rmsdrummer macrumors newbie

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    hello... i have had my macbook 2ghz c2d , 1gb ram, etc, since october with NO problems whatsoever- until now. i pull my macbook out of my tote to turn on- the screen flashes and goes out. do it again. same thing. i think, battery is dead. i plug it in- boots right up- i pull the AC out- goes out. put ac back in- boots right up- says FULLY CHARGED! battery tester on the back shows all green lights! my battery is fully charged- yet when my macbook suddenly only runs with the cord!! wtf?! any ideas on whats wrong or how to fix it? i love my macbook and reallly dont want to have to replace anything or buy anything or send it in. thanks guys!
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    Hi,

    Sounds like you simply have a faulty battery to me. Call Applecare and they'll send out a replacement for you :)
     
  3. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the battery has died. Quite common but mostly of the Rev.A

    Call Apple.
     
  4. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

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    Yep, give Apple a ring and have them **** you a new battery.
     
  5. Guy Incognito macrumors regular

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    What do you see under the listing for Battery (under Hardware > Power) in System Monitor? I just encountered a similar problem with one of my Rev. A Macbooks. System monitor reported "Battery Installed: No," even though the battery was indeed installed. I took it to a local Apple store this morning; they gave me a new battery.
     
  6. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    the same thing was going on with the MBP's in the apple store when I had my appt 2 weeks ago
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    Yup, you need a new battery.

    My MBP decided to pull this little stunt about 2 weeks ago. There is something quite fishy up with the current MB/MBP batteries as they seem to crap out after 3-6 months of ownership.

    I certainly hope Apple gets this sorted as I don't like the idea of a trip to the reseller every 6 months for this.
     

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