AppleCare and New Battery

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zflauaus, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Well, my iBook can with a semi-faulty battery, it only gets 3 hours of battery life. They are sending me a new battery. They said they would ship out by today. Is there a way I can track my shipment?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Did they let you keep the old one? :eek:

    *MUST REFRAIN FROM GETTING FREE BATTERY*
     
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Im sorry is the problem that it only gets 3 hours battery life. That sounds about right depending on what you are doing.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    True, but for general use you'd want more from a brand new iBook. My original G4 iBook still does 4.5 hours easily. :)
     
  5. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wish I could keep the battery. My mom would be mad because it's a 130 freakin' dollar battery! I basically just browse the web, play music and things like that. If I play any games, it's mainly plugged in. I just had it happen to me. I ran coconutBattery and it went from 2500mAh to 34mAh. Drastic, drastic drop. Anybody know what the battery capacity is with a new battery? Mine right now is 87%
     
  6. wako macrumors 65816

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    so... you have to send back the old battery i take it?
     
  7. aznsal612 macrumors member

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    I've had my 15" powerbook for about 2 months now, and my battery capacity, said by CoconutBattery is around 4478mAh, which is still 97% of the battery life.

    Also you must take into account that the second a Lion battery is made, it begins to oxide and lose it's capacity, right from the beginning of it's birth at the factory. So, coconut said my pb is already 5 months old meaning my battery is actually been holding up.

    Yours is definitely a lot lower than it should be, imho.
     
  8. wako macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering what maximum battery charge are some of you guys getting on a 12'' PB?


    I get 4609mAh. Is that good or bad?
     
  9. aznsal612 macrumors member

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    Looks relatively new. The older the battery, the lower the number gets. You're near the maximum capacity of a fresh battery. I think all new powerbooks are in the 4700mAh range for being brand new.
     
  10. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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  11. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    they let you keep the old battery... they ship dhl soo iono if you can request tracking info
     
  12. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my brand new 15" PB and coconutBattery shows my battery capacity @ 4400mAH...is that too low? My battery doesn't seem to last all that long...even with the brightness level very low...
     
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  14. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got my new battery today! It has been running for 3hrs. 45mins. and it's down to est. time left 11 minutes. I did some games so that drained the battery. But everything is all better. Now, to go to DHL and schedule a pickup. :rolleyes:
     

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