Getting battery replaced?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Unprocessed1, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    I have a 2009 Macbook Pro, and Apple advertises up to 80% battery capacity up to 1,000 charges. My MBP is down to 75% health after a little more than 500 charges.

    Would I have any problem getting Apple to swap the battery out for me free of charge?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Unless you have the AppleCare warranty, they will not replace the battery for free.
     
  3. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Bought it 11 months ago :D
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Make sure your battery is properly calibrated, so the health indicator is accurate.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
     
  5. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    It is, and regardless the battery only lasts 1.5 hours with a full charge, so it's clearly lost a lot of capacity.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If that's the case, they should replace it.
     

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