Service Battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cammerz, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Cammerz macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Could someone who has gone to get their battery service please tell me what apple actually do? Do they just check your battery and give you a new one if it needs replacing? Do they check your hard drive too or is it JUST the battery they check?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You sign a piece of paper that states Apple can basically do whatever they want with your machine and that they're not liable for data loss when you take it in. If you are paranoid about what's on your hard drive, you should put in a blank drive before getting it serviced.
  3. tommyr macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2006
    Hudson Valley of N.Y.
    Service battery means you need a a new battery. I had that message on my 4 year old Macbook. Got a new battery and I'm all set. How old is your current battery?
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Well the 'Service Battery' indicator is telling you that you need a new battery. You can take it to Apple, but they'll tell you the same thing. Technically the battery is not covered by warranty, so you'll probably have to pay for it. Depending on how new the Mac is, they might do it for free.

    They don't check the HDD.

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