Battery with 828 Charge Cycles, is it unsafe?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mgartner0622, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    Hello everyone,

    I received a Black 2.4GHz MacBook that I bought on eBay a few days ago to add to my collection.
    The battery reports 828 charge cycles, and has about 82% of it's original charge capacity, and still lasts a good 2.5 hours.
    What I want to know is, is it unsafe to use it like this?
    Apple Battery FAQ doesn't not really say when to replace the battery, besides when it doesn't hold that good of a charge anymore.
    Should I be worried?
    Thank you!
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Not at all. You should be ecstatic!

    The only time you need to replace a battery is when it doesn't hold a charge, or unless it's gone visibly bad and has started swelling.
     
  3. mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    Well, that's certainly great news!
    Thank you very much for your information!
     

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