Battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeiter, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    My macbook pro with 504 cycles shows 75% health?? Is this normal? Is there a way I can make it better or I have to call apple?

    Thanks
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    How old is your MBP?

    Only way to "fix" it is to call Apple (unless you want to pay for a new battery and do the replacement yourself). If the MBP is still under warranty, they have a formula for figuring out if the battery needs to be replaced. I got my battery swapped out under warranty after it fell to 50% capacity after less than 100 charge cycles. Not sure if 75% after 500+ charge cycles will trigger a free replacement though.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If your computer has a replaceable battery, you won't be getting a free replacement from Apple. Those batteries are rated to 300 cycles, so you're doing pretty well at over 500 cycles and 75% health.
     
  4. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    Do you notice a definite change in battery performance at those statistics?
     
  5. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, i was just making sure it was alright..anyways, prolly gonna buy a new laptop this year!
     

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