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FX4568
Sep 11, 2013, 02:47 PM
Hi, I bought my Air in august 2012.
It currently says service battery.
Unfortunately, it's health is at 72% at 255 cycles.
Reading Apple's policy, it says that the battery will hold 80% at 1000 cycles.
If I go to the Apple Store, will they charge me for the battery or replace it for free since it is a defective battery?



GGJstudios
Sep 11, 2013, 02:57 PM
Hi, I bought my Air in august 2012.
It currently says service battery.
Unfortunately, it's health is at 72% at 255 cycles.
Reading Apple's policy, it says that the battery will hold 80% at 1000 cycles.
If I go to the Apple Store, will they charge me for the battery or replace it for free since it is a defective battery?

It's very likely they will consider the battery defective and replace it free, provided your MBA is still covered by warranty/AppleCare.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it. Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)