Laptop can no longer hold a battery charge
April 23, 2012 9:15 AM Subscribe
What does it mean if overnight my 5 year old MacBook Pro stopped working without being connected to power?
posted by spicynuts to technology (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Saturday night I watched a NetFlix movie and had to download a new version of Silverlight (I mention that as the only variable involved here). Up to and through the movie, my laptop always worked fine on battery. Sunday morning I had Spotify going all day while I cleaned, so I had the computer connected to the wall from startup. The charge indicator on the plug on the side of the laptop was green all day. After about 4 hours I pulled the power out because I wanted to move outside and check email. The computer immediately shut down. I tried to restart and nothing. When I plugged it back in it started from boot up. Now the plug is always green but whenever I remove the plug the computer dies. Is this a standard 'end of MacBook life span' sign or is something else going on?