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  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Well, proof of purchase.

     

    Is there any way you can prove they replaced the battery?

     

    Perhaps they placed one of their own stickers on the battery?

     

    Or since they are an AASP, I wonder if they put notes on Apples system under the serial number like Apple do?

     

    Also, I guess antoher idea is:

     

    I know AASP's are benchmarked on how quickly they get the replaced items back to Apple once they are delivered. I wonder if the batteries in any way connected / share serial numbers with your MBP?

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Emails?

  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4

    yeah I've already called them about all this.

     

    what about emails?

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Emails to prove they undertook the replacement. Booking confirmations, etc. That is proof of purchase. Proof of purchase doesn't need to be a receipt.

     

    Plus they admit they did the work / replaced the battery no?

  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4

    yeah and I think I may have bought it with my card....

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Nun, ich kann Ihnen sagen, ich bin definitiv nicht ein Apple Mitarbeiter. Dies ist ein Forum für Anwender, hilft dem Benutzer nur die. Die einzige von Apple Mitarbeiters sind Hosts, die nur moderate, um sicherzustellen, kein Missbrauch / Vereidigung statt. Aber sie sind eindeutig als Hosts / Apple Mitarbeiter identifiziert.

    Anyway, ich habe zu viel Zeit zu diesem Thema verbracht. Es ist 75 € - 150 € zu reparieren. Wenn Sie mögen das nicht, werfen Sie die Macbook Pro in den Mülleimer und einen PC kaufen. Simple.

  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4

    did I tap into your german side? Thank you for spending the time to try to trouble shoot this with me, I guess I'll just use this as a desktop computer and use my iOS device on the go. I've given you helpful points but since you weren't able to answer this aside from confirming this to be a little out of the ordinary, I can't give you a correct answer. but again, thank you for your time!

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Sorry, that was for another thread. I wondered where that went!!!

     

    I had to repost it again and I was thinking, "where the **** did that go?"

     

    Quite an irrational German he was too..

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Well yes, I can't physically fix a faulty battery, as I am on the internetz in another country.

  • adamfromsaint petersburg Level 1 Level 1

    I have a simular issue...My new 2011 MBP 15inch has a horrible battery life! Its my first Apple product and i AM very disapoited in the battery life. I have seem many post online about this issue. Apple needs to investigate! I am contacting support today. If we cant use our computers like they should be used...then what is the point! Im not going to turn off stuff or watch what I run due to a faulty battery! Hour and half runtime *****.

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    You need to Calibrate it once a month, not every time, but at least twice in a row on your first use, and then in a week then in 2 weeks, and then once a month after that.

     

    As well as using it normally. It's ok to use it out on the deck and put it back on the charger at 85%.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1490

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Laptop_Battery_Guide

  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4

    adam your mbp has a different kind of battery then mine (it is built in), you might do well with the SMC reset which you do when you reboot your computer.

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4

    Start a new thread adamfromsaint petersburg .Can't hijack other peoples threads.

  • Sonicray Level 4 Level 4

    Hello Adam,

     

    Just a small note, Apple is not the only one with the short battery time. If you go all out (AKA: play games, edit video, Audio, etc.) it uses both the AMD graphics (turns off the build in graphics) and the "turbo" CPU feature (overclocks the CPU up to 3.2Ghz). That's why you might only get 1.5hs of battery life.

     

    As an example the brand new Alienware M14x also only gets about 1 hour of battery life when you play games. (Dell says you can get up to 6 hours of battery life)

     

    Most systems that have the new i5 & i7 CPUs (no matter the manufacturer) don't really get the 7 to 10 hours of battery time. However, If you want to get the 7 to 10 hours of battery the following must be true: no internet, no movies, no games... in other words if you only use your PC for word processing, then you might get the 7 to 10 hours of battery life.

     

     

    I also second AussieDJ please do start another post

  • jesslorenzo Level 1 Level 1

    Are you using OS Lion?  If you are, don't be too alarmed about a hardware problem.  You are not alone.  I just bought my MBP and I only have 19 cycles.  I used to get 7 hrs before I installed Lion.  Now, I barely get three in Lion.  Please look at this similar thread:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15771883#15771883

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