Battery replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bcackerman, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. bcackerman macrumors member

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    Had the MBP for a little over a year now and only get about 2 hrs of charge. I've calibrated it and taken good care (189 cycles) and I have applecare for the 2 extra years.

    Does anyone know of a way to get the battery replaced for nothing from apple?
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Download CoconutBattery and see what your health is. Sounds like you might have received a defective battery. If its under 80% health and 1000 (it might be 500 or less, not sure) they should be able to replace it for free.
     
  3. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    if your battery health is < 80% within 1000 cycles aka battery condition: replace
     
  4. GrizzleyT macrumors newbie

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    Take it to an apple store. They test the battery and can determine if it's 'healthy' (holds a good charge) 'spent' (deteriorating predictably) or 'bad' (deteriorated faster than it should).

    If it's bad, and you're under warranty, it's a free replacement.
     
  5. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    189 cycles, less than 2 hrs charge = bad battery, take it for replacement...
     
  6. bcackerman thread starter macrumors member

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    I can get 3 hrs max if I turn off the wifi and all programs except Word or something. I downloaded iStats and it says 92% health, what do you think
     

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