New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Burnt out my Macbook Pro's battery?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Taeyeon.

 
Member Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posts: 6
Taeyeon. is on a distinguished road

Taeyeon. is offline
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?
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,812
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
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.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
SVThuh

 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2010
Posts: 4
SVThuh is on a distinguished road

SVThuh is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« New MBP 15" i7 | Monitor which graphics card is in use! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Macbook won't run on battery! HELP! mpsheahan Apple Notebooks 3 06-18-2010 11:19 PM
Aluminum Unibody Macbook battery chipset problem mpataki Apple Notebooks 0 05-03-2010 05:06 PM
MacBook Pro just DIED after battery replacement and callibration ! Doug b Apple Notebooks 14 11-25-2009 06:00 AM
MacBook Battery Logevity Zoolook Apple Notebooks 57 04-25-2007 06:58 PM
The "Mod your MacBook" thread kaidomac Apple Notebooks 50 07-11-2006 08:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?