Early 2011 MBP battery issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxfury2xx, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. xxfury2xx macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2009
    I got this message today: Service Battery.

    Is it normal for the battery to have issues after only a year of use? Here is my battery's info from system profiler:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number:
    Manufacturer: SMP
    Device Name: bq20z451
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0406
    Hardware Revision: 0002
    Cell Revision: 0158
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 4456
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 5140
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 65
    Condition: Service Battery
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1151
    Voltage (mV): 11854

    Also, applecare doesn't cover batteries, does it? :(
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The "Service Battery" shows when battery health drops below 75% or if other conditions indicate it's time for a replacement. iStat Pro will give you a percentage of battery health remaining.
    AppleCare does cover defective batteries. Take it to Apple to have it checked. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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