Batt: 95% Cycle: 130?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laurencia7, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    I have calibrated my battery often, and yet still it is at 95% health, isn't that bad!?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Nope, it sounds fine.

    You can also try to reset your SMC.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It depends. How long have you had the Mac? 130 cycles in 2 months would be terrible, but over a couple years would be great. How often are you calibrating, BTW?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    No. I have 180+ cycles on my two year old MB and have 93% health, which is still quite good.

    Should have added this:
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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. zacl87 macrumors member

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    I'm at 675 cycles and mine's at 95%, some days it's at 100%. But I have the feeling mine is some sort of awesome mutant. If it still works when it reaches 1000 cycles I'm gonna post something
     
  7. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, I calibrate once a month.
    And have had it for a year and 4 months.
    What is a SMC?
     
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  9. g3powerbook boy macrumors member

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    i have a g4 titanium powerbook 400 mhz/512 it works perfect but im wondering about battery life monitor readings. coconut battery shows 55 % battery life remaining and 34 load cycles. seems to me the battery life should be higher with so few cycles on the battery. I just got this computer around a month ago so not real familar with it but it seems to be working perfect. should i call apple and tell them about the battery or it wont matter to them?
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    That PowerBook was released in 2001, thus it is nine years old, and to have only 34 cycles*, if it still the original battery, is quite low, as it wasn't properly used (discharged completely at least once a month), thus the bad health.

    You could get unused batteries for that PowerBook via eBay if you'd like to start fresh and properly calibrate it.


    * That are 108 months and one complete cycle every three months, which is not recommended, but I assume the battery is a bit newer than 108 months.
     

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