Very strange battery problem with MacBook (A1185)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dorkstuff, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. dorkstuff macrumors newbie

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    OK, I got a new battery (A1185), and it worked great for a couple of weeks. I fully charged it, then removed it. When I put it in next, it seems dead. I plug in, take a look, and see that iStat gives it a 99% health, 36 cycles, and a 0% charge. After charging it for about an hour, during which time the bottom light was flashing, I took it out, pressed the power indicator, and the bottom light flashes on/off very rapidly for the same 3 seconds that a normal one lights up for. It remains at 0% no matter how long I leave it on for.

    Any ideas? Anybody ever heard of anything like this? Tried it in 2 other MacBooks, same thing. Currently using another battery and it works just fine. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Droid13 macrumors regular

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    United Kingdom
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    I'm no expert but...

    It sounds like your battery is defective and no longer capable of holding a charge - you would reasonably expect a battery to last for at least a year or so, depending on usage.

    I would take it back for a refund/replacement.
     

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