170 Cycles, and 66% heath; What can I do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeeklancer, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. zeeklancer macrumors regular

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    Howdy,

    I use my laptop alot, but mostly connected to a power adapter. It gets used on battery about 4 to 5 times a week, and usually gets depleted when I do so.

    Any advice on my battery issue? It is so bad now that some times the laptop just shuts off with out warning and all is lost, it does not sleep like it did when I first got it.

    -Zeek
     
  2. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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  3. zeeklancer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it normal to buy a new one every year? This laptop is just under a year old.
     
  4. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    How old is the machine? Did you calibrate the battery? Do you have AppleCare?

    Take it to the an Apple store or call up/contatct tech support, that seems like way too few cycles to kill a battery.
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Your battery comes with 12mth warranty (not sure does it extend ifyou have AppleCare) but anyway, if it's within the first year, then return it back to apple for a exchange - they will probably think it's under-performing.
     
  6. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    If it's under a year old, you don't necessarily have to buy a new one. You're still under warranty....get one from Apple.
     

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