8 months, 8 cycles, 2143 mAh capacity

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saltyzoo, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    Only 8 cycles in 8 months? And my battery is down to 38% of it's original capacity.

    It was fine until about a month ago an now it's sinking rapidly.

    Time to call AppleCare, or should I try something else first?
  2. saltyzoo thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    Ok, downloaded the latest coconut battery and it says 164 cycles. Which is just as strange only the opposite way.
  3. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wow, you only have 8 cycles in that much time?

    Maybe try using it without the battery in while plugged in.
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  5. sdsviet macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
    yea i say get it replaced. i just got mine replaced today. the genius guy was really cool. mine was replaced when there was the recall and my replacement would only retain 50% health with 65 cycles. he told it was out of warranty but he'll replace it anyways since this battery was the replacement for the recalled battery. my new battery now has 99% health with only 1 cycle. awesome! haha. and he also told me there's a 90 day warranty on that battery if it happens to crap out. i have to say that the oak brook center apple store is awesome. very cool people there. the week b4 i went in and ask about the bad magsafe connector that was coming loose. one guy just looked at it and was like here's a new one, didnt even asked any questions. now's tha's wat i call service.
  6. Techsavyfreak macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
  7. Totty macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    I believe the "official" unwritten rule is that any battery with an age of about a year or less, but most importantly with less than 300 cycles, and has less than 80% capacity, can be replaced by a genius pretty easily.
  8. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    I just had my wife's MBP battery get replaced under warranty. After 11 months, 118 cycles, it had 63% capacity. Got a no-hassle replacement at the Genius Bar.

    On my MBP, I have 90% after 12 months with 186 cycles.

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