2,500+ cycle count...should i be worried?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jasonfodor, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. jasonfodor macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2012
    13'' macbook pro retina late 2012 model

    2,521 cycle count, battery status says good. maybe lasts an hour and half to 2 hours with what i'm doing at full charge...I think the battery is rated at 7 or 8 hours but I don't recall ever getting anything close to that.

    is there a place to get an authentic or good replacement battery? is it easy to install? can I do it for around $100? I'm sure if I take it to an Apple store (don't even live by one) they'd want $300. Anything past $100 I might just be better off buying a new laptop, even though mines hasn't caused any problems.

    Would just like charging it at work and being to use it at home without a charge (lol yes I'm an electricity cheepie) but that's not happening
  2. Fancuku macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2015
    PA, USA
  3. Doug Hope macrumors member

    Doug Hope

    Jan 6, 2014
    I just had to have the battery replaced in my late 2013 15" due to it swelling at . . . 83 cycle count. Mine was £200 at the apple store
  4. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    You should get a battery service at Apples or an authorized service. Old batteries are prone to swelling and other hazards. I’d take care of it ASAP.

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