Battery Health on new Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCrystal, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. MacCrystal macrumors newbie

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    I've had my 2011 MacBook Pro for just over 3 weeks now and already my battery health is being reported at 92%.

    coconutBattery tells me that the capacity is 5348 out of the maximum 5770 and this is with only 7 cycles.

    Is this something I should be worried about or is this perfectly normal?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Completely normal, as the other umpteen threads about this exact same issue will tell you.
     
  3. Srirama macrumors member

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    Try calibrating.
    Im down to 93% health too but thats with 65 cycles.
    Bottom line,Has the battery life dropped significantly?
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    just exercise it as much as possible, fully charge and decharge a lot, i try to do it at least once a day and my battery is still at 100%
     
  5. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Just calibrate it once every month or 2 depending on your use.

    Try not to hover over things like iStat or coconut battery as it will make you paranoid.

    My mid 2010 i5 has (in the space of a week) gone down to 89% and is now back up to 96% @ 176 cycles!!

    Use your battery, don`t leave it constantly plugged in and charged.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Rather than simply re-post that in multiple threads, why not take the time to actually read the threads and the responses given to the people with the same question you've asked?
     
  9. zjazz macrumors 6502

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    I didnt ask a question in this thread...i just stated that I have the same thing happening with my computer...
     
  10. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    recalibrate your batter by draining completely, then charging
     
  11. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    This WILL NOT calibrate your battery.
    You should also read the guide GGJ posted instead of spreading misinformation.
     
  12. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I think it'll be a good idea to create a sticky about batteries/battery life so people will see it right away upon visiting this forum.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Battery FAQ has been posted in most battery threads, and still there's a surprising number who won't take the time to read it, but will instead post questions that it answers. A sticky likely wouldn't help, since people rarely read the stickies that already are available. Part of the problem is people don't typically visit the forum "through the front door", but rather, find it via a Google search.
     
  14. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    But people who are registered (the ones who are able to create new threads) do visit the forum through "the front door" and will likely see the sticky. Anyway, it can't do much harm to try IMO.
     

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