How many Cycles has your battery done?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacCrank, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. MacCrank macrumors member

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    Got me thinking about how many cycles peoples have done after my battery gave up last year, went to go buy a new OEM Battery from Apple @ £100 a hit and the battery had second wind!

    Still on Original battery from New (2007), use it every day and...

    1015 cycles later... Still going strong! lol
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are dozens of threads on this. Everyone's usage and needs are different, so it makes no sense to compare. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    I bought the 2009 macbook pro that was supposed to have the ridiculously long lasting battery, i got 600 cycles before it said it was time to replace. I just got a new macbook pro so we'll see how this one does
     
  4. jusstefy macrumors newbie

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    macbook 5,1 2008 late

    Cycles 738
    Health 91%
    Age 34 Mounths

    [​IMG]
     

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  5. FNH15 macrumors member

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    I'm amazed!

    My MacBook (4,1) has almost 2000 charge cycles on the battery:
     

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1196 isn't "almost 2000" cycles. Also, if you haven't calibrated your battery, your health reading could be grossly inaccurate.
     
  7. mmyers0876 macrumors newbie

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    on 600th cycle! Battery wants service

    ... My battery is horrible -.-, it has the service battery warning. Im discharging on my 600th cycle right now.


    Specs: Macbook pro 15" mid 2010
    Core i7 2.66ghz
    8gb Crucial ram :)
    stock 500gb drive
    OSX 10.9.1

    *HAVE CALIBRATED MULTIPLE TIMES* HELP :(
     

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Stop calibrating your battery. Doing so is shortening your battery's life by putting unnecessary cycles on it and you should not be fully draining your battery unless it's absolutely necessary, because there is no AC power available. The built-in batteries in the newer Mac unibody notebooks come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration like the removable batteries in older Apple notebooks. Calibration will not improve your battery health. It only makes battery readings more accurate and is not required on your MBP.

    Also, the "Service Battery" indicator appears when your battery health drops below 80%, as yours has done. You can continue to use your battery until it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs, at which time you can have it replaced.

    Read the FAQ linked in post #2 of this thread for more details.
     
  9. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

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    humar macrumors 6502

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    This is my second battery of my late 2008 aluminum macbook bought on january '09.
    First died 2 years ago.. anyway not so good.
     

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  11. damidget macrumors regular

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    Only getting around 4hrs:confused: (That was taken on AC)
     

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  12. CSCONTO1 macrumors newbie

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    My Battery Health and Cycles

    I bought my Late-2007 Black MacBook in September of 2013, and I was told by the seller that the battery had just been replaced brand new OEM a few months ago. When I pull up iStat Menus, I see that I have only 166 cycles and that my battery still has 100% health! I get about 4 or 5 hours when doing light tasks, but if I get on MC or something heavy that goes down to 2 1/2 at best :mad:. Hopefully the addition of a SSD will help me to have better performance and battery life!
     
  13. rendyr macrumors member

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    I think it is very normal because MC will kick your CPU 100% especially on old device. I am surprised more that you can get 4 or 5 hours on doing light task.

    My battery already gave out on 200+ cycles. Only hold around 1 hour+ of charge. It is already swollen.
     
  14. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Folks with late 2012 & late 2013 MacBook Pros please chime in!

    1). How many keep extensively plugged in and maintained a min on cycles post?
    Any issues encountered?

    2). How many keep cycling and calibrating the battery as prescribed by Apple's site, what is your cycle count and have you noticed any issues?

    Conclude - With, say only 2 cycles since you purchased it, say a year ago, would there be any likelihood of issues down the road? Anyone done this and are still problem free?

    Thank you I love you all!
     
  15. Orr macrumors 6502

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    1636 on my late 07' BlackBook. Replaced the first battery long ago and forget how many charges were on it.
     
  16. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Having it plugged in all the time works better for my battery than using the battery alot.
     
  17. stephenxiii macrumors regular

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  18. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    wow... macbook 1,1 congrats :cool:
     
  19. sb in ak macrumors newbie

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    1731 cycles on my 2009 MB. I still get 1-2 hrs depending on what I'm doing.
     
  20. leebluce macrumors newbie

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    I also use two or three years, and also very easy to use.
     
  21. AshMan macrumors regular

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    508 load cycles late 09 macbook. 82% on capacity. still lasts me around 4 hours average depending on use….

    Really not too bad...
     
  22. Jkj12 macrumors member

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    847. Still decent battery time.
     

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