Battery Cycle Count for a new MBP w/ TB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shadow82x, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    So I just exchanged my MBP w/ TB for a new one today because of a defect that my original had. The new MBP, which looked new and was in plastic wrap, had a battery cycle count of 5 when I turned it on. Is this normal?
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Generally lower - but not completely unusual.
     
  3. shadow82x thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why would it have a cycle count of 5 to begin with? QA testing?
     
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    Exactly
     
  5. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Batteries when put into a MacBook Pro, are tested in various ways, one of those ways is to charge the battery , that first charge is the first cycle, second cycle is when it gets re-tested, it might be re-tested at various parts of the build process, such as when the screen is put on, when the case gets put on. Yours obviously had a few more cycles than normal, your average cycle count should be between 1 - 3 , 5 seems a bit excessive. If it was wrapped and nice and pretty in a brand new box, nothing to worry about.

    What does this cause you alarm for ?
     

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