How many battery cycles have you been through?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by redrider123463, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    How many battery cycles have you guys been through on your Macbook? My Macbook (Spring 09') has been through 1261 and has 90% health left.
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you haven't calibrated your battery, your readings could be very inaccurate. Also, everyone's usage is different, so comparing cycles won't give you any useful information. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    It wasnt spring 09, but its a Unibody, and in that thread i read that you dont have to calibrate them..?
  4. M Quick, Nov 12, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Umm, 3.5years - 171cycle counts and counting with 88% health, i thought this was much, apparently not, hehe..

    1200+ and 90% life, seems great for you though! That's pretty much for so many battery cycles!

    Mine's not a unibody.
  5. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The MacBooks that come pre-calibrated are Late 2009 and later. Spring 09 is obviously earlier than that. Even those which come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration can be calibrated if you suspect your readings are off. It won't hurt to calibrate it, to be sure.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    2009 uMB with 2.4 4GB, 500GB Hybrid and above average use, I have 520cycles, getting 4-5 hours out of the battery and at 97% health, coming up on 3 years Feb 2012.

    I have the uMB that you can replace the battery yourself. I guess I am supposed to get 1000 charge Cycles before replacing the battery, but this is a good machine, thinking of going to a 160 GB Intel 320 SSD though.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    uMB late 2009 283 cycles and 84%
  8. macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2011
    On this battery, only 16.

    I have really bad luck with batteries, so i'm on my 8th replaced for free by Apple after they checked it and assumed the "blame" (using a 09 macbook pro, but even out of warranty they've still been assuming all expenses and exchanging the bad batteries).

    They've checked ALL components on my mac more than once, and found no problems, only on the battery. Next time i'm gonna tell Apple to give me a job on quality control... seem i have a "gift" to out of 1000's of batteries find the bad ones...

    Gonna try and find the screenshot but i once had such a nice battery that instead of showing the max capacity was 5600mAh it showed it was over 14000mAh.
  9. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2008
    N. CA
    2.4ghz Core 2 Duo Black Macbook 903 count 92% health

    But, I will look into calibrating.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2011
    57 month old 2,1 macbook

    2292 cycles. It just died this weekend but now is working fine? and says 86% charge? Already ordered a new one but it has been flawless up until this weekend.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    Just calibrated mine 485 cycles and 89% of the original capacity:D and I tend to do full discharges.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    1659 charges and 96% health
  13. macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2011
    Found the image i was looking for... I dare you to get a more high-performance battery than mine was:


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