MacBook Pro Charging Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robertd, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. robertd macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. I have the first generation MacBook Pro that they brought out with the Intels, so it's maybe 5 or so years old. I have never had any issues but about a 6 months ago I did a battery replacement, well the new battery has never seemed to hold much of a charge and I am constantly informed to service battery (I assumed it was a glitch of some sort since the battery was newer). My charger plugs in and charges for a few minutes but occasionally the light will dim and almost go out, it then stops delivering a charge. The display also shows 40%+ battery charge but my MacBook will randomly go to sleep and when I wake the display it says 0% left.

    Is this a battery issue or maybe a charger issue or is there something more serious happening with my computer? Any help you guys could give would be extremely appreciated!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    sounds like you got a bad battery. If it charges initially, then the issue isn't with the charger, but with the battery.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    After the light goes out on the magsafe power, if you unplug the battery, does the computer shut off?
     
  4. robertd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never thought of trying to charge without the battery in. When I remove the battery the computer still works when plugged in. Guess it is the battery. Is there any way to check the serial number on Apple to if I am still within warranty or do I need to take it to my store?
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    You can check warranty status here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
     

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