Applecare warranty - does it cover the battery of my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ianwuk, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. ianwuk macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    My 13 inch mid-2010 MBP now tells me to service the battery when I look at the percentage remaining. I still have an Applecare warranty with the machine, will that cover the replacement? I am guessing not but I would just like some clarification.

    Many thanks.

    ianwuk
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppleCare only covers defective batteries, not those that have been depleted through normal use. The "Service Battery" indicator could indicate a defect, but it also shows when battery health declines below 75%, which may be from normal use. Apple can check to determine if it's defective.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    Thanks very much.

    I apologise for posting before reading that.

    Looks like I need to buy a replacement.

    Thanks again.

    ianwuk
     
  4. BentwoodBlue macrumors member

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    Call anyway. I had a battery fail from normal usage and they replaced it for free a couple years ago.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Don't apologize, it is a legitimate question. I would take the above advise and call Apple anyway. They may help you out.
     
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  7. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    Thanks very much. I am not sure how many cycles the battery has had to be honest but it is worth trying.

    ianwuk
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your battery (including cycles), temps, fan speeds and much more.

    You can also find the cycle count in System Profiler under Power.
     
  9. ianwuk, Dec 12, 2012
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    ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello GGJ.

    Many thanks for that.

    ianwuk

    EDIT - Got the battery replaced, had to pay for it as it was not covered.

    Thanks again all.
     

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