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3846 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2011 5:54 AM by eww
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 2:53 PM (in response to BYonic)You have a bad battery, and from what you say, it was probably always a bad battery. If it was an Apple battery and you had spoken up as soon as it failed to perform properly, it might have been replaced.
Of course if you bought a dirt-cheap Ebay battery, it was junk from the get-go and the seller probably knew it and took pains to cover his tracks, so you probably couldn't have gotten any satisfaction in that case.15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/500G XT; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; iPhone 3G, iTouch 32G, Mac OS X (10.6.6), scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7, Olympus E-10
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 8:02 PM (in response to eww)Well like I said it was a refurbished computer (not from Apple, from a company who rebuilds them), and the battery was basically dead when I got it, to which they replied "Computers come with factory batteries, and are not covered by our warranty".....which is BS. So I ordered another one, which actually was from eBay, but a seller that had a high rating. I just figured they were all the same battery, just being sold through another seller instead of Apple.....maybe I was wrong?
If the problem actually is with the battery itself, and all it would take is replacing it, I would be satisfied. I would gladly just spend the $ and buy one directly from Apple. I guess getting a new one would be the only way to find out if the problem is with the battery itself, eh?MacBook Pro 15" 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2011 5:54 AM (in response to BYonic)It's definitely bad. Even if something else is also wrong (and I haven't heard anything to suggest that), you need a new battery for certain.15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/500G XT; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; iPhone 3G, iTouch 32G, Mac OS X (10.6.6), scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7, Olympus E-10