Battery Charge

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Bwilky, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    I really think my Alu macbook battery is sucking. I got it 13 days ago, and here are the specs.

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3985
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4072
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 20
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12464

    The battery only lasts about 2.5 hours on basic browsing, and now the battery won't charge past 98%. Should I call apple and ask for a replacement battery?
     
  2. LaJaca macrumors regular

    LaJaca

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    Near Seattle
    #2
    Definitely; my new MB isn't behaving like that. (At least not yet).

    Simple question: are you charging with the MB on/off/sleeping?
     
  3. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I charge when its on and I'm at home, I charge when It's asleep, and when its off.
    Why? And If they send me a new one will I get to keep the old one ?
     
  4. LaJaca macrumors regular

    LaJaca

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    Takes longer to charge if the MB is already on - quicker charge if it's off. Either way, doesn't seem to apply to your problem. I think you have a legit issue, so completely disregard by rambling!

    Someone else can correct me, but you don't keep the broken battery.
     
  5. jsonli macrumors member

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    My battery only charges to 96%. Is it broken?
     
  6. danvan21 macrumors regular

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    Mine charges to 104%, i have a super battery!
     

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