1008 Cycles; 29% Health. AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appleguy123, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #1
    Will AppleCare cover my MacBook Pro battery? It has 1008 cycles, and only has 29% health. The battery lasts for about 45 minutes, so it isn't much use as a portable machine.

    Do you think Apple will cover this, because if not, I have a MacBook Air coming in soon anyway. :D
     
  2. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Location:
    Trinidad
    #2
    It's not one of the unibody mac batteries that are supposed to retain 80% of the capacity after 1000cycles....:confused:?
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio
    #3
    Apple doesn't cover batteries at all. You are going to have to buy a new one
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #4
    It is.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    #5
    Why didn't you simply call Applecare and ask THEM?
     
  6. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

    pullfocus

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    LA, CA
    #6
    "You think if I ask that really beautiful woman to go out with me, she'll say yes?"

    Same logic.
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #7
    Then why have they given me three free ones over the life of my MBP?

    I have a multibody MBP, and sure enough every year the battery capacity drops below 80% with about 100 cycles on it (I don't use the computer on battery power that much). I just got my last free replacement before my Apple Care ran out, so I should be good for another year, and by then it will be just about time for a new laptop.

    Since you are over 1000 cycles they won't cover it. Maybe if you ask nicely they will make an exception, but don't count on it. If you go into a store you might have a better chance of getting it covered, but you might need to talk to a manager.
     
  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    #8
    I'm sorry, that's the most nonsensical analogy I've read here.

    The OP should be asking APPLECARE if they'll replace it, not a forum.
     
  9. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

    pullfocus

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    LA, CA
    #9
    Sorry. I should have clarified.

    I meant the logic of asking someone if the girl will say yes, instead of just asking the girl. She might say no. Applecare might say no.

    I meant that the OP is wary of hearing no.

    "You think if I ask that beautiful woman to go out with me, she'll say yes?"
    "Why not just ask her?"
     
  10. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    #10
    Thanks for the clarification.

    :)

    In my experience, if you walk up and ask her, she'll almost always say yes.
     
  11. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

    pullfocus

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    LA, CA
    #11
    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. The point is to just ask.
     
  12. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Location:
    Trinidad
    #12
    Dammit! Failwhale :(
     
  13. bobcan macrumors 6502a

    bobcan

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    #13
    I believe that Batteries are considered a 'consumable' much like Tires, Windshield Wipers, etc on a car.. If you have gotten 1,000 cycles on a battery GOOD WORK!! It's time for a 'new set of tires' I would guess..

    BTW: My last computer was a 2007 MBP, I had 2x Batteries for it (both of which had 140-150 cycles on them) and since they held an unacceptable charge (at under 300 cycles) even at the three year mark Apple replaced them both, which made Selling my computer much easier a few months later!! Applecare/Apple was great to deal with, I called on a Thursday 4pm and by Friday 5pm I had New Batteries in hand, and I'm A LONG WAY away from Las Vegas where they were sent from!! :apple:

    :cool:
     
  14. mayassa macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    #14
    My battery split bulge issue on my pro after 5 years they replaced it for free thank goodness that thing cost 100 dollars.
     

Share This Page