Does refurb Air 11 2013 come with new battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pjny, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    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


    Feb 23, 2015
    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

    Apr 6, 2015
    I just ordered a refurb, how can you tell if it is below 80% with less than 1000 charge cycles?
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    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.
  6. ZoeLou macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2015
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    The 17" MacBook Pro I bought refurbished in 2009 came with like 30 cycles on the battery.
  8. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2014
    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


    Jun 3, 2004
    my refurb'd 2013 11 Air came with 3 cycles on the battery
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    Aug 27, 2012
    An Apple refurb has the exact same warranty than a new.
  12. markovchain macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2015
    My MBA 11" 2013 is:
    Battery cycle count: 3
    Full charge capacity 5300 mAh

    A good one I believe:)

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