Battery help/advise please?! 13' aluminum macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mfeliz, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mfeliz macrumors newbie

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    My 13' aluminum macbook is 2 years old.
    Cycles 244
    Health 38%
    without the cord I am lucky if it lasts around 30 minutes.

    I was expecting that my battery would last longer than this. Is this normal/typical?
     
  2. jasonh427 macrumors newbie

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    it is bad for your battery if you always connect macbook to power source, best to let it discharge every 2 or 3 days. I think you will need a new battery now
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That is not normal. In fact if you take it to apple, they should replace it, as it is in very bad condition, and under the number of cycles it should last.
     
  4. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to Hijack the thread, but is there any good source to buy a replacement battery from? I have the late 2008 Unibody Alu macbook that I bought used a couple months ago. I'm still getting aroudn 3-4hrs when browsing and emails.

    TY in advance.
     
  5. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    Actually Apple says once a month is enough. http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    I've done that for 4 years with my macbook and the health is still at 90%
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  7. vukmaxim macrumors member

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    battery update version?


    I have a similar issue.
    Could you post the number of your battery update please, from the path> Macintosh HD/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/BatteryUpdater/Get Info
    I have 1.3 version written for macbook pro!
    Thanx
    ;)
     

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