88% health, 193 charges, time for replacement battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Just wondering, the laptop is about 10 months old.
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Thats pretty good. I waited until about 50% on my first laptop before I got another one. But it really is up to how much you require that extra time running on the battery.
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Do you think a Genius would deem my battery replaceable under Apple care? Gotta take it in to get the 8600M card looked at some time, and possibly the top case if they will replace it (seems like the plastic edge is separating from the aluminum near the palmrests, annoying). Might as well get this looked at too since I'm going to be there.
  4. dal20402 macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006
    Nope. The usual standard is less than 80% health before 300 cycles. Your battery is just fine.
  5. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    ah ok. and how many charges is it before the battery is out of applecare replacement?

  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    300 cycles before Applecare or Warranty doesnt cover it anymore.

    1 cycle = 1 full charge and discharge

    use the iStat application which you can find on google to tell you more

    Bottom Line... Your Battery is fine.
    All batteries loose capacity over time, nothing new.
  7. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    Apple usually doesn't cover purely cosmetic issues. Are you sure the top case didn't just pop loose a bit? Can you take a picture of the defect you're referring to. The reason I ask is, it may be like after you reseat the top case after removing it, the areas near the palm rest on the edge don't quite seat properly and you have to squeeze the area.
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Here, we got 17% health, 382 cycles.

    You're fine.:p

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