Battery replacement

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

  1. bcackerman macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    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

    Jul 16, 2010
    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


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    if your battery health is < 80% within 1000 cycles aka battery condition: replace
  4. GrizzleyT macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    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


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    189 cycles, less than 2 hrs charge = bad battery, take it for replacement...
  6. bcackerman thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    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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