Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djcraze, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. djcraze, Feb 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011

    djcraze macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro. I recently purchased a new battery as the one that came with it wasn't holding a great charge. I think it's health was at about 40%. Anyways, I'm up to 250 cycles and my health is already down to 62% ... is this normal or is my battery crap?


    I've been told that for a better battery life that you should let the battery drain instead of draining halfway and recharging, so that's what I've done since day 1 on this new battery. I'm beginning to think that's B.S.
  2. Cr0nus macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011
    Boston / LA
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Lithium-polymer batteries do not have a memory effect, use and recharge as you see fit, it does not damage the battery in any way. You were indeed told BS.
  5. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    if you bought the battery within the year it should still be under warranty.

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