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    Graywolf
    Graywolf  6964 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 May 2011 - 8:42 PM

    I leave my Mac book pro on charge all the time. From what I've read people seem to think that ths is OK.
    Last night I switched it off. I have just switched it back on (24 hours later) and noticed that the battery icon said not charging, which was odd as the green light on the magsafe was glowing. I unplugged the magsafe, left it for a few moments and on plugging it back in it glowed orange and the battery icon showed 2% and charging. It's now up to 17%, If anyone has an explanation for this I would be grateful,

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    Graywolf
    Graywolf  6964 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 May 2011 - 10:04 PM

    What was so puzzling was that the battery had been on charge all night yet seems to have discharged down to 2%.

    cantona43
    cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

    was anything running in the background?

    Graywolf
    Graywolf  6964 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 May 2011 - 10:17 PM

    No I'd switched it off and the magsafe was plugged in and charging. It was almost as if the magsafe had discharged the battery overnight.

    lawbert
    lawbert  71641 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

    My lads macbook done exactly the same....If its under warranty then get your cash back....if not be prepared to admit you bought a monkey...apple have the worst customer service in the world.Wink

    dlegros
    dlegros  11217 forum posts England
    6 May 2011 - 10:37 PM


    Quote: My lads macbook done exactly the same....If its under warranty then get your cash back....if not be prepared to admit you bought a monkey...apple have the worst customer service in the world.Wink

    Really?

    Must have been a fluke when I took my MacBook Pro in with a dodgy display panel - one look and a new panel was ordered and fitted next day.

    A workmate dropped his iPod Nano (1g) and it just showed the unhappy iPod logo - walked out of the store with a new unit and an apology for the inconvenience

    MeanGreeny
    6 May 2011 - 10:58 PM

    My Nano wouldn't work - just froze solid. I tried everything, resets, charging, switching off, on etc etc.

    Found remarkably similar stories all over the internet for that particular model of Nano [I forget which generation] and met the infamous Apple customer service blank wall.

    About the only worst customer service than Apple is Sony - they're in a class of their own.

    cameracat
    cameracat  108575 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2011 - 11:39 PM


    Quote: Must have been a fluke when I took my MacBook Pro in with a dodgy display panel

    So what happened to all that " Macs are wonderful " They are so good they never go wrong " They are made from the finest components known to man " ...??? What a load of rubbish....Sad

    Back to the OP, Some laptop devices ( Macbooks may be the same ) can and do perform a battery " Ritual " that involves a slow discharge, Followed by a full re-charge, This often happens in two circumstances.....!!!

    First one is when a new battery is fitted......Grin

    Second one is when a battery becomes potentially faulty.....Smile

    From your description I'd say your problem is battery related, But if your using it on mains all the time you may not notice, Try running it on battery for a while, Make note of how long it lasts before needing a recharge, My guess is it will not hold a charge as long as a new battery and may very well expire sometime soon......Sad

    If your lucky one of the drones at your local " Apple Chapel " will fit you up with a new battery.....Grin

    Though they might want to extract cash for so doing.....Wink

    dlegros
    dlegros  11217 forum posts England
    7 May 2011 - 12:52 AM

    And again things descend into a pi$$ing war.

    As you were quoting me - can you point me to the posts where I have said:


    Quote: " Macs are wonderful " They are so good they never go wrong " They are made from the finest components known to man "

    ?

    I doubt it as I have never said anything like that, I believe in "horses for courses".

    I choose to use Macs for my own reasons, and stay out of all the Mac/PC debates, same with the Nikon/Canon/whatever bull.

    lobsterboy
    lobsterboy Site Moderator 1013937 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    7 May 2011 - 7:52 AM


    Quote: apple have the worst customer service in the world.Wink

    Really?? All the Apple owners I know have always been impressed with the service from the Apple store. Mostly they seem to swap faulty stuff for new without any hassle.

    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111880 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 May 2011 - 8:22 AM

    The Apple store in Birmingham charged my neice 250 to replace a hard drive (that cost 50) in her iMac. They could not even be bothered to put the os back on after charging that sky high price.

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