New Macbook severe battery issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by big duck, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. big duck macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Well, today I took my macbook off charge, and it had been on charge for a good 14 hours (and it wasn't even flat to start).
    I used it for 15 minutes, and it came up with the "running on emergency power" warning.

    I looked, and my battery was down to 30%, and said 9 minuets remaining.

    I plugged it to the charger just now, and it says it will be fully charged in 56 minutes. I then accidentally removed the charger, and it just went off. I plugged the charger in again, and it's at 0% battery.

    It's been working well until now (although yesterday I think it may have done a less extreme version of this, which I put down to not having plugged the charger in properly overnight.

    I used system profiler and it says battery condition: check.

    It's a new aluminium, and I've had it less than 4 weeks.

    Can anyone offer me insight or guidance please?

    edit: it just got worse. Even with the charger plugged in, the battery meter won't get passed 0%.
  2. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    Sounds like a dud. Just call apple and you'll probably get a new battery in less than a week.
  3. big duck thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    I guessed as much. Do i just ring the number that it says on the store, or is there a particular number?
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Give Apple a call. Don't go in-store today as its Black Friday.

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