A couple of weeks ago I posted that my battery wasn't charging up on my early 2008 MB. I got enough good replies to let me know that it was a goner. I still have Apple Care left on this laptop but some of you have mentioned that the battery is not covered under the extended warranty. Is that 100% correct. If so, I'll order a battery on-line instead of waiting the 3 weeks when I "go into town" to visit an Apple retailer during my vacation.
Here's a quote from Apple that pretty much sums it up:
Your one-year warranty includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. You can extend your replacement coverage for a defective battery to three years from the date of your notebook purchase with the AppleCare Protection Plan. However, the AppleCare Protection Plan for notebook computers does not cover batteries that have failed or are exhibiting diminished capacity except when the failure or diminished capacity is the result of a manufacturing defect.
+1 on calling Applecare to see if your worn out battery died as the result of a manufacturing defect, or normal use. Unfortunately normal use doesn't get you the replacement.
you need to either go to an AASP or make a genius bar appointment. they will run the NBAD diagnostic tool on your battery to determine if it failed due to defect (covered by warranty) or has simply become diminished due to use (no warranty).
edit:nevermind..i just re-read your other thread. i can pretty much guarantee your battery, having 573 cycles, will show as "consumed", which means no warranty. still can't hurt to try, but don't get your hopes up
Thanks all. I'm a bit of a distance from Aylmer. Presently in Camp Nathan Smith Kandahar Afghanistan and my visit into town in October will be Dubai UAE.
I could have tried calling Apple care but the phone times and lines are limited from here, plus when it's day time here it's night time there (US, Canada).
I will wait to see what batteries I can pick up in Dubai..