Brand New rMBP 13"....Battery cycle 3

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by will0407, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    I got my new 2.6ghz 256GB 13" rMBP today. Took it out of the box, restored from time machine, everything hunky dory except....

    The battery cycle is on 3, and I've not plugged it in for its first charge yet. Is that normal?!

    On a side note, the menu bar seems to disappear from the top of the screen each time I quit an app, but as soon as I click into anything else it comes back. Assume this is a software related issue?!
  2. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    I think the task bar thing is a feature apple has turned on by accident in the latest build. They test and burn in your battery before delivery so 3 cycles is normal.

    Try this fix:
  3. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
  4. NN2910 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2013
    Netherlands (NL)
    Hi I got a new MBP Retina this week and I got exactly the same two things:

    1. menubar keeps disappearing: after a couple of times restarting it just kept being there so it solved itself I guess
    2. battery load cycles at 3: asked Genius at the Apple Store about it and he told me that it is normal to have 1-3 cycles at a new battery due to tests by the manufacture

    Enjoy your new MBP :)

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