rMBP Service Battery Warning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aufh3bung, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. aufh3bung macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I've been getting horrible battery life on my rMBP (somewhere around 2 - 2.5 hours on a full charge doing basic tasks) since upgrading my OS and possibly even prior to that--I'm not sure exactly when started. I reset my SMC and PRAM as recommended on various forums, including the Apple Support forum, and I saw some improvement for a day or so. Then, the battery life deteriorated again and I received a "battery service" warning. I have an appointment with the Genius Bar this evening but thought I'd give you guys a heads up. I'll let you know what I find out but am definitely not looking forward to the possibility of someone tearing into my rMBP to mess with my battery.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    I was just at the apple store yesterday for "service battery" warning and it took them about 5 minutes to run dignostics and they discovered my battery was defective so they ordered me a new one.
     
  3. aufh3bung thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have a retina? I'm particularly concerned since my battery is glued in. I'm worried about geniuses taking apart a laptop that's only been available for a couple of months and is thought to be practically non-repairable.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    no i dont so its an easier fix for me but im sure they know what they are doing
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Apple has a standard procedure for replacing the battery in the RMBP. They list on their website that a non-warranty battery replacement for the RMBP costs $199.

    I believe that they actually change out the aluminum topcase (the part with the keyboard and trackpad) which includes the glued battery.
     
  6. aufh3bung thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was aware that they had a standard procedure and pricing in place, but wasn't aware that they would be changing out the entire topcase. Good to know! Thanks.
     

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