Early 2009 uMB 2.4 CPU Battery Question

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

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    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

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    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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