service battery = dead MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by initial jc, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. initial jc macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    I have a early 2008 MBP, santa rosa intel core 2 duo I think

    I upgraded to snow leopard, and thats when the battery icon started to tell me that i needed to service my battery.

    I wasn't in the financial position to replace the battery, so i figured i would continue using my MBP with the power supply.

    But sometimes it would disconnect and i would run on battery power.
    The battery life would only last me about 30 min then less and less.
    It wouldn't give me the usual warning about reserve power it would just restart.

    Now it wont turn back on

    the HD and disc drive begin to start but then it stops booting up

    the light on the latch begins to glow then it flash intermittently does that mean anything??

    any ideas?

    i hope this has some fix?
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Very interesting that it doesn't work even though it's plugged in. Seems like something else must be going on with it.

    I have a PC laptop and its battery no longer holds a charge, but still works when plugged in.
  3. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    If I'm not mistaken, the service battery warning is an indication that the battery health is low and nothing else. Either way, the laptop should not be running on battery power when plugged in so something else is wrong.

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