(Closed) Bee’s with Apple computers

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you need to make an appointment at the genius bar! your computer is under warranty so it will be free. 

i’ve had my macbook pro 1.5 years, and i’ve never had those problems (except the power cord not lighting up, but that was because it was majorly kinked and damaged)

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

definitely call tech support. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, they generally answer quickly and speak english. It’s pretty awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would most definitely call and make an appointment to bring it in to an apple store.  I haven’t had any problems in the 10 months that I’ve had it.  J has had his for about 2-3 years now and it still runs just as good as when he first bought it.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

yup, I would go to the genius bar. 

Post # 7
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wow! My Fiance and I actually own an Apple repair business: [link removed per Weddingbee’s self-promotion policy].We fix Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc. for a living! ๐Ÿ™‚

Since you are still under warranty, you need to make an appointment @ the Genius Bar, as suggested by others. It sounds as if you may have gotten a bad adapter. Furthermore, I would ask them to see how “cycled” your battery is….just to make sure you didn’t get a bad battery. Of course you can do this yourself at home as well, under the “About This Mac” menu when you click the Apple logo on the nav bar.

best wish,

nico

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

also – a lot of people don’t know this, but you should ALWAYS let your battery (laptop, iPod, iPhone, iPad) run all the way dead before re-connecting to your charger/adapter. Your battery only gets so many “cycles” before it dies for good. every single time you plug you device ito a power source counts as 1 cycle, no matter if it’s completely drained or not! ๐Ÿ˜‰

just a lil’ tip for everyone!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds like the battery. This was happening at the end of the life cycle of my last battery. Anytime you lose power, your clock settings will revert to some random date before 2000, lol.

I don’t know why, but it happens on all macs.

Do you leave your computer plugged in all the time?

 

Also, one time, I needed a new charger cable because the connecter of mine was bad. (from wear and tear?) – a new cord fixed the problem ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@SweetRose2011: I’m no mac genius, but they told me (with my ibook, circa 2005) that leaving it plugged in drains the battery quickly.

Again, don’t quote me on that, but it’s something to ask when you call.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Uh oh, about 20 mins after I posted my comment my macbook beeped.  I’ve heard it beep about once a week now for the past 2 weeks.  Did a quick search it might be a harddrive warning me something bad is going to happen.  Currently backing up my macbook!  (My mac is at least 3 years old, so it’s no longer under warranty but 2 years ago, my harddrive did crash and I had to get another one.) But I still love macs! I’m actually on the DH’s iMac now but just some advice from mac user to mac user. Back up your macbook regularly! 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, that sucks that the closest apple store is an hour away.  I google everything.  There’s a good forum for things like this. Check out http://www.macrumors.com/

I do it everytime something is up with my mac.

I would see if you can get your Fiance to take it to the mac store since you are too busy.  If it’s under warranty, they’ll just swap it out for a new one. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ijustrockout: Actually, that’s no longer the case.  It used to be that way for older cell phones, but everything made these days, especially laptops (including your Mac, OP), are run off lithium-ion batteries.  Allowing a lithium-ion battery to fully discharge before recharging it is actually bad for it, so it’s exactly the oppposite of what it used to be – in like, the 90s.  (How old is your laptop?!)

Battery life education from battery university (not snark, that’s seriously the name of the site):

Avoid frequent full discharges because this puts additional strain on the battery. Several partial discharges with frequent recharges are better for lithium-ion than one deep one. Recharging a partially charged lithium-ion does not cause harm because there is no memory. (In this respect, lithium-ion differs from nickel-based batteries.) Short battery life in a laptop is mainly cause by heat rather than charge / discharge patterns.

 And, direct from the notebook/batteries section of Apple’s website:

Lithium-ion polymer batteries pack in a higher power density than nickel-based batteries. This gives you a longer battery life in a lighter package, as lithium is the lightest metal. You can also recharge a lithium-ion polymer battery whenever convenient, without the full charge or discharge cycle necessary to keep nickel-based batteries at peak performance. (Over time, crystals build up in nickel-based batteries and prevent you from charging them completely, necessitating an inconvenient full discharge.)

Please do not discharge your laptop all the way before recharging it. You’ll ruin it.

What you really need to do, OP, is go to Best Buy and get yourself an HP. That’s the only way to fix a Mac. >:D

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