'08 Apple replacement battery at 51% capacity in 85 cycles. Will they replace it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Maverick1337, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    I just got a "service battery" warning on my 2008 Macbook and decided to look up my battery's stats. Its total capacity is 51% of the original and it's only been through 85 cycles. Apple gave me a replacement a little over a year ago due to the massive swelling I had with my other. However, I feel like 85 cycles and only 51% capacity is not normal from an average user's standpoint. I would love to avoid the $130 fee but I was wondering if there is any chance they will replace it and if so how should I go about doing it?

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It doesn't hurt to ask, but since it's not covered by AppleCare, they likely won't replace it free.

    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.
     

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