Third Defective Battery!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jasphair, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. jasphair macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Greetings all,

    I have a 2007 MacBook Pro 3,1 that's currently on its third battery... and it's going bad. I've had the battery replaced twice this year. This current battery, which I've had now since summer, has 62 loadcycles, and can hold 2922 of the original 5600 mAh. It gets down to about 25% of a charge, and then just shuts off.

    So... if I go back to the Genius Bar, I should probably get another battery.. so battery number four. I have AppleCare until October of 2010, however, I'm afraid that if I keep going through bad batteries (or if my laptop is somehow killing them), I'll eventually find myself with a bad battery, and out of AppleCare.

    What would be my best course of action at this point? Is it possible the laptop itself (charging mechanism, whatever) could be killing the batteries? I've never heard of someone going through as many batteries as this.

    Please advise.
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    ask if they can replace the logic board also, it my have somthing wrong with the charging circuit.
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I was told that they would replace mine after mine at through three batteries that seemed perfectly fine, ended up selling it beforehand - but, there are certain notebooks that seem to love batteries for dinner.
  4. jasphair thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Yeah, I'm hoping they replace the whole laptop, but I'm not getting my hopes up. :p
  5. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    Hopefully, the next battery resolves your issue. If not, perhaps Apple will realize that the issue is not with the battery and will step up with a permanent fix or a new unit . . . Good luck!

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