power problem :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Petenick3, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Petenick3 macrumors newbie

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    hey,
    i have a problem with my macbook, each time i unplug it from the power adapter it instantly switches off as if its a desktop :S it says it has loads of battery left, it never used to do this, why would it now? the only change ive made was using an external screen...
    any help would be great
    Pete
     
  2. Petenick3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just went into about this mac and more info, looked under power and it says:
    'Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3592
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3716
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 126
    Condition: Check battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12467'

    now i may be a complete idiot, but i know thats not good :(
     
  3. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    Well it looks like your battery died. I would suggest you take it in to an Apple store and see if you can get a replacement. If its not over a year old it should be free.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Looks to be a bad battery - fully charged should be around 5000 mA.

    Might be worth calibrating it - but sounds like it is dying - any warranty left - all worth calling Apple since they have replaced many MacBook batteries (in and out of warranty).

    If you are using an external display are you not supposed to use the mains adaptor all the time....
     
  5. Petenick3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ill go down to the apple shop tomorrow, when using external screen its plugged in but when i take the mac around with me, it cant be plugged in...
    i think my warrenty ran out about a month ago :(, likely they will change it anyway?
     
  6. Petenick3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they said they will replace it free of charge :D
    going to the apple store tomorrow, woo! gotta love apple, second repair done for free!
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Can't be bad - unlike your battery !!
     
  8. tiguk macrumors 6502

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    Would be even better if it just didn't need repairing, twice.
     
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    definately a bad battery. should be no doubt about it.
     
  10. Petenick3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    true..... but cant really help a few problems with products such as laptops that are portable and get all types of abuse..
    imo i think apple have built the macbook very well, seems solid compared to alot of PC laptops ive used
     
  11. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    I am having the exact same problem and am out of warranty as well. Did you call apple first and then take it in? Just want to know since your method seemed successful. Thanks in advanced
     

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