Bateries and Applecare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Luigi239, May 6, 2007.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    I have bought applecare for my Macbook. When my batery health goes down to a low ammount, and the batery life dimminishes, will I be able to get a new battery from applecare?

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    If it's just due to the regular wear on the battery, then I don't think so, no. The only time Applecare covers batteries is if there is a problem with them (ie: they don't hold a charge well enough, their capacity decreases too quickly, they blow up ;), etc). At least as far as I know..
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    No, they don't cover batteries that have more than a certain amount of charge cycles (I think it's 300). I actually went to a Genius Bar about this, and that's what I was told. If you're nice though, you may be able to buy a battery as a replacement part (which is a bit cheaper than just buying one off the shelf)
     
  4. squwish macrumors member

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    How do you Find out how many cycles you have on your battery?
     
  5. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Lucky! When I was in NY and brought my MBP to the genius bar with 80 battery cycles he told me tough that's just normal use, even tho it only held 75% of its original charge. So when I called up AppleCare and asked them for the replacement there was no questions asked. They sent me out a new battery in 1 day.
    I wonder why the genius bar guys are more sticky on replacing things
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Bring up the System Profiler (About This Mac->More Info) and look under Power (in the Battery Information section)
     
  7. fr0 macrumors member

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    Find the number of cycles

    Easy. Just go to the Apple Menu and choose "About This Mac." From there click on "More Info..." This will bring up the System Profiler application. Click on "Power" in the left pane. Under "Battery Information" you will see a value called "Cycle Count." This is the number of cycles. Point of reference, I have had my Macbook since 9/06 and I have 164 cycles as of today (5/07) and 4403 mAh as my full charge capacity.

    fr0
     
  8. squwish macrumors member

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    funny, I only have 14 cycles on my MBP and the charge thing is the same
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 5530
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 5530

    will the full charge capacity number lower over time?
     

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