A couple of days ago, my Macbook Pro (early 2011) started to warn about low battery power not long after being charged. Menu icon said "Service battery". I downloaded "coconutBattery" which showed about 282ma maximum charge at 4% of capacity. Yesterday, that changed to 32ma maximum charge at 1% of capacity. Today, the battery isn't even recognized - no menu icon at all and coconutBattery says "n/a". It all looks to me like a major battery failure.
I believe Apple say the battery in these should do 1000 cycles (mine's done 32) before dropping even to 80% maximum charge. Has anyone had a similar experience and should I take this up with Apple before spending £150 on a replacement battery?
Update: I spoke to the nice people at Apple who were brilliant. They advised me to take it to an authorized reseller and ask to make a claim under 'European Consumer Legislation'. Did that and it was all fixed and returned with great efficiency and at no charge. It seems that all consumer durables sold within the European Union must last a minimum of seven years (but you need to have the original receipt).