Macbook Pro Battery Issues

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  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I have a Macbook Pro 15" 5,1 with the removable battery. It has 88 cycles on it, and the battery health was 96 yesterday. For some reason, it is 56 today and Mac OSX tells me to service the battery. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    After you calibrate it and get an accurate reading, if it still shows anything less than 80% health, contact AppleCare to see if they'll replace it as a defective battery.
     
  3. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I calibrated it last night, and that is what made this problem occur in the first place. Will Applecare replace a battery in a computer without Applecare that was purchased in 2008?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Probably not, but it's worth a call.
     
  5. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Macbook Pro Battery Issues

    I have the 2008 Macbook Pro 5,1. It has been experiencing some weird battery problems lately... I had the battery at 96% health yesterday, and today it went to 56%. Then, after it suddenly shut down while plugged in, the battery's health is 90% and it shows 1% charged. Should I report this as a defective battery?
     
  6. man02195 macrumors regular

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    yes, you might want to calibrate it one time just to check it, and then report it.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read our responses in this thread? We already answered your question.
     

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