How has your battery held up?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dudeman486, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    I see all of these horrible threads about people's batteries losing huge amounts of capacity after too few loadcycles, and it got me wondering.

    What are the specs of your battery? Loadcycles & % capacity remaining.

    You can either use system profiler or http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/ to find this out.

    I don't know if I have some kind of super-battery that spits in the face of manufacturer specs, but I have 697 cycles with 100% of original capacity.
     
  2. priller macrumors regular

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  3. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    14 months, 4 cycles, 100%.

    I leave mine plugged in a lot. :)
     
  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Spares macrumors member

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    275 cycles
    93 - 96% health depending on the day
    8 months old
     
  6. Hakkera macrumors member

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    Hmmm... 6 Cycles, and apparently this thing is 123 months old... Beats me as to why; I've only had this for a few weeks! battery capacity is at 100% mind.
     
  7. Biscotti macrumors regular

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    25 Months
    100 Cycles
    69% health right now... Sux :-(
     
  8. OnceBitten macrumors member

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    LOL mine also says 123 months :)
     
  9. Hakkera macrumors member

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    Confusing potatoes eh?
     
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  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I had a battery just die:

    50 cycles, 3 months, 98% health.

    Also have a spare which is also 50 cycles 3 month, but 100% health.
     
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  14. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    4months 116cycles.
    it came with 10cycles on it

    brand new alu MB.


    somethign must be wrong, i let it discharge the battery every friday night until sunday afternoon when i charge it up ready for work on mondays.
     
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  17. knarzie macrumors regular

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    people tell me different things about this so can someone clarify this for me??

    I guess if you constantly charge, unplug, use up, charge etc the battery will have the shortest life cycle.... but should I take the battery out when I have it plugged in all day?

    I don't have a desktop and people keep telling me that it is bad for the battery to leave it in when I have the power plugged in all day.
     
  18. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    I have three batteries for my MacBook. One of them died on me (defective) and was immediately replaced by the manager of my local Apple Store. The other two are still going strong and the replaced one (which I'm pretty sure I'm using right now) is at:

    91 load cycles
    100%

    Current Battery Capacity: 5250 mAh
    Original Battery Capacity: 5020 mAh
    :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Dudeman486 thread starter macrumors member

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    well, don't leave it plugged in constantly. if you do that, then the battery itself will hold less of a charge since it is used almost never. keeping it plugged in for awhile is fine, but make sure you still use your computer without a charger too. and discharging completely and then recharging up once a month is advisable as well.
     
  21. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a Macbook Pro, less than 100 cycles, and my battery is at less than 60% capacity. :(
     
  22. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    28 Months old
    130 cycles
    100% Capacity

    Battery replaced by Apple summer '07 (Battery Update 1.2)
     
  23. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Here's mines, I am actually quite surprised how good my little beast actually works.

    p.s. mines is low on battery due to me just getting home and using my macbook for a good few hours.
     

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  24. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Here's my 12" PowerBook:
     

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