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

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    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?

    Thanks!

    P.S.
    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

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    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

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    if you bought the battery within the year it should still be under warranty.
     

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