Early 2009 uMB 2.4 CPU Battery Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wicked1, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    When is the normal amount of battery cycles where the battery should be replaced. I currently have 176 in 7 months, even though CoconutBattery states my MacBook is 9 months old, I did not buy it until February 2009 and it was brand new.

    I used to get a solid 5 hours but now I am closer to 3.5 what does Apple consider normal for this model and will they replace the battery if I ask them to, I am just wondering what everyone's experience is with Apple batteries.:rolleyes:
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    The battery is considered a consumable part, so Apple is not under any obligation to replace it if it is considered to be within expected tolerances.

    From Apple's website:
    Typically if the "System Profiler" says "Condition: Good" for your battery then it is within expected tolerances. If it doesn't say "Good," you are within your right to ask for a replacement since you are within the computer's warranty, but otherwise you should purchase a new battery if the drop in capacity is unacceptable to you.

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