Resolved Battery Cycle count at new

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  1. Laucian Nailor, Oct 24, 2013
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    Laucian Nailor macrumors member

    Laucian Nailor

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    Hi, just a general question as I have just received my first Mac notebook.

    I've bought my MBP with the hope that it will last me 3-5 years, so am naturally interested in battery lifespan. I've read a few threads which cover number of cycles during the lifetime and % of full charge to hope for at the 1000 cycle mark.

    Quite some time off for me as yet, but interestingly following setting up my new MBP received today, I had a quick run through the system properties and found it was showing a cycle count of 4 straight out the box before even using the charger for the first time. :eek:

    Is this usual?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Don't worry about battery cycles, too many people get wrapped up on what their cycle count is and lose site of just using the laptop.

    You'll know when the battery needs to be replaced, until then use and enjoy your laptop :)
     
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  4. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Agree with this - I used to get caught up in all that at first. Just enjoy your laptop rather then worry about the little things.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it's quite normal and not a cause for any concern. You can relax and just enjoy your Mac without worrying about the battery. Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug any time you need to, regardless of the charged percentage, and you never need to completely drain your battery. Just make sure you don't run on AC power exclusively, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy.
    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.
     
  7. Laucian Nailor thread starter macrumors member

    Laucian Nailor

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    Many thanks for the swift and reassuring replies...much appreciated
     

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