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    Burnt out my Macbook Pro's battery?

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    Burnt out my Macbook Pro's battery?
    Hey,

    I have a Macbook Pro 13' and I wanted to transfer files to my PC so I bought a 6-to-9 pin FireWire Cable.

    And Uhh this is what happened:

    When I tried to plug the firewire cable in my Macbook Pro just suddenly turns off and I swear I could smell something smoking. I immediately removed the firewire and I tried to turn on my Macbook and its fine.

    Now my Macbook won't even start up but it does when I connect the AC adapter. But... when I disconnect the adapter my Macbook turns off and the adapter's light is always green even though the button on the side indicates that my battery has only 25% left.

    Sigh. Did I just break my Macbook's battery?

    Also, a couple of questions:

    1. Is it possible for the cable to be faulty and thus caused it to burn out my Macbook's battery?

    2. I don't have Apple care, how much would it cost Apple to give me a new battery?

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    Burnt out my Macbook Pro's battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taeyeon. View Post
    2. I don't have Apple care, how much would it cost Apple to give me a new battery?
    It will cost Apple Zero $$$ to give you a new battery...because they won't give you one.

    It will cost YOU $129 + tax for a new battery.

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    Burnt out my Macbook Pro's battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    It will cost Apple Zero $$$ to give you a new battery...because they won't give you one.

    It will cost YOU $129 + tax for a new battery.

    - Nick
    Not always true. I did not have Apple Care on my MacBook 2,2 yet after a solid year + of hard use, the battery stopped charging altogether and Apple still replaced it for FREE.

    Give it a shot, the worst they could say is that your gonna have to pay.

    Good luck with it!

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