AppleCare and battery replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Neumark, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Neumark macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008

    I have had my PowerBook G4 15 with an AppleCare plan for two and a half years. The last couple of months the battery has become very bad and the computer dies after five minutes. The battery has "only" be charged 256 cycles.

    A friend told me that she got a free battery replacement from Apple, since eher battery only had been charged 299 cycles (the magic number is appearently 300 cycles), even though it was more then 1 year since she bought the laptop and she does not have an AppleCare.

    Does anyone know if I can get a free battery from Apple either from my AppleCare or from Apple since my battery is under 300. Or will I just waste my time by going to the closest Apple Store?

  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    I believe Apple states that you won't lose more than 20% in 300 charges, so if you're at 250 something charges and you only have 5 minutes battery power, I think you can take this into the Apple Store and get a replacement.

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