E2011 MBP 17in "Service Battery"

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  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Tokyo, Japan
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    Hi guys, recently I got a "Service battery" warning on my MBP.

    Its the Early 2011 model so my AppleCare is gone.
    However, I was wondering if I can get a free repair on my battery since
    its giving me this warning under 200 cycles.

    If I remember correctly, Apple states its should hold 80% capacity under 1000 cycles right?

    Its been about 3 years 7 months, 180 cycles, and 77.6% capacity.

    Can I send it for a free repair?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Cycles are one thing, age is a different one. Batteries deteriorate over time even without much usage. Your battery is simply too old to justify a free replacement, even though I feel that your could have gotten a bit more life out of it.
     
  3. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, this is wrong, take it into an Apple store where they will do a battery test. If it fails then you get a new battery, if it's merely consumed then you fork out the cost for a new one. The age of the machine means nothing, my three year old E2011 13" MacBook Pro had its battery replaced for free.
     

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