Does my MBP battery qualify for replacement???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eogold, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. eogold macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2002
    My 2.33 GHz 15" MBP seems to get really poor life out of a full battery charge. I have both the original MBP battery and a second one I purchased several months ago and have calibrated both. Even with Energy Saver set to "Better Battery Life" and light use (just browsing the internet, etc.) I routinely get just 2 hours of battery life.

    The CoconutBattery info is attached.

    I am aware of Apple's recent Battery Update and I have applied it to both batteries without any noticeable improvement. Before I bring my machine and batteries to an Apple Store for possible replacement, my question is:

    Does 2 hours of battery life qualify as: "battery exhibits low charge capacity/runtime when using a fully charged battery with a battery cycle count (as shown in System Profiler) of less than 300."?


    - Eric

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  2. xpovos macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    I had the same issue several months ago and dealt with my local Apple Retail store. They were willing to replace the battery. This was actually even before Apple's acknowledgement of the battery problem, so your chances of replacement are much better now.

    Unfortunately, the replacement battery I got made no difference at all.
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    what brightness setting do you have it at? Do you have bluetooth on? At times, do you need to use your keyboard backlight?

    what do you do during this Internet browsing? Watch youtube videos or stream content?

    that stuff drains your battery. Try just typing in Word and not visiting sites that are heavy on flash.
  4. Paxz macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    I have the exact same problem. I get about 90 minutes of use on my MBP with bluetooth off, wifi on and only browsing the web (no flash sites) with safari. My battery, however, has 154 charge cycles on it, but its maximum charge capacity is only 54% of its original capacity after 6 months of usage. I talked to an Apple genius about the problem, but he would only submit my battery (with my laptop, which sucks since I can't really part with do to school work) for "testing". If my battery passes their test, I get billed for the test, but the genius won't tell me what is a defective charge capacity/cycle count ratio ... catch-22 if you ask me.

    Good luck with your problem.

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