Does refurb Air 11 2013 come with new battery?

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  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I believe that if the battery goes below 80% of its design capacity with less than 1000 charge cycles on it while the laptop is still under warranty, Apple will replace the battery for you for free.

    So it doesn't really matter--if they give you a sub-par battery you can just make them replace it. :)
     
  3. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    That's very true my battery had 7 cycles apple ended up replacing a lot if things in my macbook when I sent it in I think like 6 different things
     
  4. ZoeLou macrumors member

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    I just ordered a refurb, how can you tell if it is below 80% with less than 1000 charge cycles?
     
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

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    A lot of people on this forum recommend a program called CoconutBattery (sp?) but I use a program called Battery Health that I think you can find in the App Store. I'm sure both just read out the same information.
     
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  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The 17" MacBook Pro I bought refurbished in 2009 came with like 30 cycles on the battery.
     
  8. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    I have bought two 11" refurb and both had practically new batteries (2 cycles each). Interestingly though on my 2013 11" according to coconutbattery, the battery is almost one year older than the Macbook itself....

    So far I am at about 120 cycles and the capacity goes a bit up and down between 90 and 98%. So far not so bad :)
     
  9. donlab macrumors 6502

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    my refurb'd 2013 11 Air came with 3 cycles on the battery
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Refurb = new battery

    They usually have 2-3 cycles on them where they have run some tests on the battery and the hardware of the refurb before sending it out. This is also true of new macbooks.
     
  11. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    An Apple refurb has the exact same warranty than a new.
     
  12. markovchain macrumors member

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    My MBA 11" 2013 is:
    Battery cycle count: 3
    Full charge capacity 5300 mAh

    A good one I believe:)
     

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