“AppleCare has said there is a known issue with some early MacBook Pro batteries, and is cross-shipping fresh replacements to customers experiencing those specific issues. The problem appears to affect MacBook Pro models with serial numbers up to W8608, meaning that only the first two weeks of MacBook Pros produced are potentially affected, according to one report,” MacNN reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple announced on February 14, 2006 that the 15-inch MacBook Pro would begin shipping that week.
“Symptoms of a MacBook Pro battery problem include: power level going from a full charge to 90 percent, then immediately off. The battery usually either goes straight to one blinking LED or won’t respond at all. Some may experience a significant loss of battery capacity as well,” Jason D. O’Grady reports via his ZDNet blog. O’grady explains “how to decode your Mac’s serial number: The first two digits are the FactoryID, the third is the year of manufacture and the fourth and fifth digits are the week of manufacture. A serial number starting with W8607 means that the unit was manufactured in facility W8 (Shanghai China) on the 7th week of 2006.”
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