rMBP Service Battery Warning

aufh3bung

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Jun 13, 2012
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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.
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
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.
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.
 

aufh3bung

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2012
12
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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.
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.
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
6,498
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Hamilton, Ontario
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.
no i dont so its an easier fix for me but im sure they know what they are doing
 

Stetrain

macrumors 68040
Feb 6, 2009
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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.
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.
 

aufh3bung

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2012
12
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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.
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.