battery cycle count..should i be worried after a month?

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  1. kel2 macrumors newbie

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    well ive had my mbp(new model) for just a month now and the cycle count is up to 60 and battery health has gone down to 96%..should i be worried or is it normal?
     
  2. joecool99 Suspended

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    why worried ? you don't expect the battery to last forever right ?
    relax it's fine.
     
  3. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    the cycle count does seem pretty high for a one month old laptop. I am assuming it means you let the battery drain and charge it twice a day ?

    My MBP is 1.5 yrs old and has a cycle count of 249 and condition is normal fyi
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    A battery cycle count of 60 is reason to worry. The definition of a "full" battery cycle is full charge to full discharge, in other words 100% to 0% battery charge. Normal use is defined as 1 cycle every few days. I've had my MBP 15" for about half a year now and I only have 25 battery cycles used. Don't worry, you have 1000 cycles before the battery degrades past 80% health, that is part of the warranty (only if you have the new unibody with non-replaceable battery).
     
  6. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    It just means the OP uses two full battery cycles a day-not a reason to worry. 96% might be a little low for 60 cycles, but the charge has a tendency to fluctuate. At the end of the day, use your computer in the manner that suits you and don't worry about the battery at this point. :)
     
  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    mine is 2 months old with 40 cycles and has a 94% life remaining. You can get that to increase by calibrating the battery. I got it up to 97% by calibrating once.
     
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  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    60 cycles is alot. Sounds like you're essentially calibrating it everyday or you're dicharging to 50%, charging, dicharging to 50%, and then charging. The latter is not as bad as the former, but you will be, at 80% way before most. I'd keep it connected to power longer and then let it discharge to 30-50% and then charge.
     
  10. tkboss88 macrumors member

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    my charge cycle is at 210 as of right now. had the computer roughly 6 months. i use my computer ALOT
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's fine, and don't change your usage habits out of worrying about the battery. Batteries are meant to be used.
     

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