Any reasons for service battery besides age?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Capex, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Capex macrumors regular

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    I noticed "service battery" this morning in my battery life menu thing. I am currently in the process of calibrating it, and I don't know what to do. I have Macbook Pro 5,5 and it is 29 months old.

    What can I do beyond this?
     
  2. chillfrilla macrumors member

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    29months? yeah it would be age for sure
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    It's just because your battery isn't holding as much charge as it should anymore. If it's still meeting your needs, you can ignore it. If you need more battery time than it's giving, get a new battery. If you get a new one, get it from Apple. Third party batteries aren't a very good idea.
     
  5. Capex thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone. It still lasts 3.5 hours and I am often not without my charger so I'll be good.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Battery conditions
    The built-in batteries in the newer Mac unibody notebooks come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration like the removable batteries.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    If you're able too get the battery swapped free of charge, I would go ahead and do it through Apple but if not, then if it meets your needs, then keep the battery until it can't hold a charge.
     

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