121 cycles RIP battery

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  1. vukmaxim macrumors member

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    Suddenly, yesterday, the battery health went from 96% to 54%, and now every day 1% goes to the Creator:cool:
    Yes I calibrated regularly :confused:
    Maybe it has to do with :apple::rolleyes:$
    Live long and prosper was the initial idea, wasn't it?
     
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    coconut image

    here is the coconut
     

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  3. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    How old is it? Batteries get old too you know.. ;)
     
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    coconut will answer your questions
    Isn't it true that :apple: said 300 cycles for alu macbook battery???
     
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    No they won't. That's an old battery, and they fail just because they wear out.
     
  8. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    That's an excuse. My digital camera batteries have 8 years (lithium ion) and they still hold about 60% of the original charge.
     
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    If this peace of machinery isn't good as it is, I wouldn't spend 150$ for a battery every two years. I just had an idealistic approach, let us be honest.
    But the thing is that idealism is overthrown by consumerism.
    I'll see how long this new battery is going to last!?:rolleyes:
     
  10. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope it outlives your old battery:D But you don't seem to use it a lot only 121 cycles in almost 2 years. I've done that in 3 / 4 months :p
     
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    I really hope your not comparing your digital camera batteries to a laptop battery. Two different animals.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I would try calibrating again, and make sure you do it the way Apple recommends. Many people don't understand that simply draining the battery and recharging is NOT the same as calibrating. The specific steps for calibrating a notebook battery are here: Calibrating a portable computer battery
     
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    They are different for sure but the battery technology is the same. But now a days it's a trend see lithium ion batteries fail.
    This year 2 batteries from my cellphone went to trash because they swelled up (forget about warranty, only 6 months for the battery).
    Having used a lot of lithium batteries it looks like they are getting sloppy (maybe because the cells are made in china instead of japan).
     
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    It really isn't the same though. There is no way a digital camera can stress a battery the way a computer can. Do you use your digital camera all day, everyday? I would think not.
     
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    Of course not. But it is way more old than the OP macbook and it was way more cycles.
    Anyway the OP battery ain't got that stressed at least in cycles (dunno about heat).
    Just pointing out that thing's aren't made as they where made in the good old days.. My Pentium 1 will for sure will outlive my macbook:(
     
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    GGJ,
    calibrated as prescribed, at least 2 hours held the thing at 100%, than drained the battery all the way down, and after at least 5 hours of no juice, connected the MagSafe.
    For last 10 days I am calibrating daily, battery health went up all the way to 89%:p, on 5th day, but dropped yesterday (after calibration) to 44%:cool:
    :confused:
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Don't calibrate every day. You should only calibrate once every 30-60 days.
     
  20. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I've had 3 batteries in 3 years with my non-unibody MBP. The 2nd one only lasted about 6 months. This is why I'm not exactly thrilled with Apple's choice to go with internal batteries on the current laptops. Seems like my older Apple laptops had better batteries than my newer ones.
     
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    That is exactly what I did for year and a half, as :apple: said, now I am just trying to revive 160€ :)eek:EU)
    Have any idea beside common knowledge, no offense.:D
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All reliable battery information IS common knowledge, since Apple posts such information publicly. If your battery health is really 44%, there's nothing you can do to improve that. There are no "hidden secrets" that will restore health to a dying battery; only recommended tips on how to minimize depletion though proper use. All batteries are consumables, wearing out over time and use. That's why they're not covered by warranty, except in the case of manufacturing defect. If yours has reached the end of its useful life, replace it.
     
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    Same feeling here Hrududu:cool:
     
  24. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Assuming that 21 months and 121 charges are accurate, then it's not likely Apple will be replacing your battery. Those readings indicate that you're rarely using the battery and discharging your battery once a week over two years will likely result in a bad battery. I'm no expert in how battery works and some will argue with what I said doesn't matter and the battery is defective but constantly connecting to power will result in a shorter battery vs. using the battery occasionally. I don't think the 300 charge/80 percent will apply here.

    (read: http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html)
     
  25. vukmaxim thread starter macrumors member

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    That is the truth my friend, you just said.
    Thanx.
    Gonna order one from overseas, and wait for some noble soul to fly over here.
    Anyway and anyhow :D
     

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