Battery Health

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by smagdy, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. smagdy macrumors regular

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    Hello!

    I have Macbook Air, the very first version ever released, and now i have battery health 0% and 483 cycles.

    and i have to keep it connected to power source so it doesn't shut off.

    So what should I do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to use it not connected to a power source, you'll need a new battery. Sounds like yours is 100% dead
     
  3. smagdy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know what is the procedure to get a new battery, can i just go to Apple and get it changed on the spot.. or do they have to take it, test it bla bla?

    How much would it cost?

    Thanks
     
  4. abuleban macrumors member

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    its not worth it

    the cost of battery replacement as opposed to just getting a new machine is simply not worth the $ or trouble. Is it a 2008 or 2010 model? If its a 2008, just put it out of its misery.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair/service/battery/

    $129 from Apple. Call the store ahead and see if they have them in stock. If they do, it will take less than an hour.

    If you want to do it yourself, it seems a new OEM battery runs anywhere between $70 and $100 from various sellers. See here for the part numbers: http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-Original-Late-2008-Battery/IF188-004

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    Really? $130 bucks isn't worth it so go out and spend 10x that? :confused:
     
  6. smagdy thread starter macrumors regular

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    2008

    ok thanks, i dont use it much anyways...
     

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