MacBook 2,1 Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mi.mac.rules, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Up until a little while ago, maybe a few weeks, my white MacBook (late 2006) had 100% battery health (and, according to coconutBattery, >100%). Now, it's been wavering between just over 50% and 99% but just stopped wavering and is stuck below 55%. I know it's two years old, but it just stopped being my amazing Mac and was wondering if there's any chance the Apple store would give me a new one? I know they've done similar things for the same model for people who have had problems with their batteries. Should I buy a new one now or wait and ask the Apple Store? I don't get many chances to go, because I'm at college, and since I'm going home this weekend, I was wondering if anyone thinks I should just order a new battery or wait to ask the store. Normally, I'd wait and go to the store, but I don't know if there's any hope this time for my battery. :( I love my MacBook (upgraded the hdd and to Leopard, and it's been amazing to me for it's long life).
     
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    Eidorian

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    Given the age you're more than likely going to have to buy a new battery.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    :( that saddens me. Do you think I should hold on to my old one for a short-life backup or recycle it with Apple?
     
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    Eidorian

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    I'd use it for a backup until it's dead.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright thanks.

    Before I post a new thread, do you have any idea if my 2,1 can support any more than 2gb of memory?
     
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    logana

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    Nope - 2GB is your max....

    Try phoning Apple about your battery - if your cycles are less than 300 then there is an extended replacement "thing" on MacBook batteries for your age of machine.....
     
  7. Guest

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    I have the same MacBook2,1- it actually supports up to 3.3GB of memory. If you buy two 2GB RAM sticks, it's the best you can do.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Correct. I went with 2x2GB RAM sticks recently. Windows XP recognizes the full 4, I believe. I was using up a lot of memory, so I figured if I upgraded from 1 GB, might as well go all the way. Wasn't that expensive anyway.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    3 year old thread
     
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    Eidorian

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    My MacBook's new battery appears to be deteriorating faster than the original one. It actually reports a percentage lower than 100%! Then again I have put more than twice the cycles on it (62)
     
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    Intell

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    I know this is an old thread, but Windows will see 4Gb just like Mac OS X, but it will still be limited to 3.3Gb. The limit is at the hardware/firmware level, not at the OS level.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Replacement battery MacBook 2.1

    Can anyone suggest a good place to look for a replacement battery for my MacBook 2.1 (2007).

    My university computer store quotes $139 as the price. Is there anything cheaper out there?
     
  13. macrumors G3

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    You could try Other World Computing - it looks like most MacBook batteries are about $100.
     

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