Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 2:10 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
No, I bought a "replacement battery", because I didn't want to spent 140€ to see that is not the battery which is broken.
The new one should work, even if it's not original by Apple. I know many people who had great experiences with the cheaper ones.
As I said I know two other guys at work who have the same problem, this can't be by chance!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 2:15 AM (in response to maniac2013)
Non Apple batteries have a mixed history, some work and some have very short life spans. If it is new, it seems that you should approach the vendor for a replacement
All batteries fail eventually, but if used correctly should last 3+ years. My 2006 MBP has a second battery installed and has provided 4 years of good service. The original lasted a little more than 2 years.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
I really don't think that the battery is the problem. But I asked them for replacement, just to be sure. I think its a software thing!!!!
I had 2 batteries before and just bought this new third one, because the second wouldn't charge anymore.
Check the stats from my new battery:
Serial Number: ˇ
Device name: ASMB012
Pack Lot Code: 0004
PCB Lot Code: 0048
Firmware Version: 0d07
Hardware Revision: 0000
Cell Revision: 0000
Charge remaining (mAh): 1038
Fully charged: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5040
Cycle count: 1
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 10791
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 6:30 AM (in response to maniac2013)
If your power adapter was connected when you recorded this information, your battery should be charging. The display shows that it is not.
Try a SMC reset:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to maniac2013)
Run an Apple Hardware Test. That may give a clue as to what the problem may be.
I suspect that you will be forced to go to a repair facility for a diagnosis.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:32 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Hmm I can't run the test, nothing happens when pressing & holding D at startup...
found out the test may be on the discs but I don't have them here atm
I also contacted an Apple Service Provider, curious what they will say
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to maniac2013)
It seems that a repair facility will have to diagnose the problem. I have no other advice to offer for your situation.
I do not know the impact of shipping costs and import duties, but you may want to consider this option:
This may be less than the 140 euros that you mentioned and it comes from a reputable vendor.