Macbook pro 2016 just stopped powering on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marty1975, May 24, 2017.

  1. marty1975 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2017
    So, yesterday my macbook pro 2016 wouldn't start if it was not plugged.
    Battery status displayed: "Replace Now: The battery is functioning normally but holds significantly less charge than it did when it was new. You can continue to use the battery until you replace it without harming your computer."

    Today, the laptop is not starting, even plugged.

    I left it at the apple store for checkup.

    Anyone experienced this "problem"?
    It is only 2 months old...
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Simple answer:
    Take it back and get it exchanged for a fresh one.
  3. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    Didn't get the battery warning, but we had a machine suddenly do this maybe a week or two in. Brief run of a bunch of people reporting this a few weeks after the first units got received, then it mostly stopped, so I suspect it's a rare hardware defect they're still cleaning up.
  4. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Agree. There's no miracle cure on this website. You got a lemon. Just take it back and exchange it for a new one. Apple will take care of you!
  5. marty1975 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2017
    So, Apple says they will be replacing the top case with batery. What is a "top case" ?
  6. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Since the retina MacBook pro's, getting a battery replaced means it needs a new top case (keyboard, trackpad, battery). It's because the batteries are glued to the case.
  7. Mr. Dee macrumors 68020

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    I would have preferred if they gave you a new one.

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