How old is your MacBook?

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  1. DaveN, Jan 30, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015

    DaveN macrumors 6502a

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    The battery in my MacBook isn't holding a charge like it used to so I fired up Coconut battery just to see the condition my MacBooks battery was in. (It is in the yellow range). As a bonus, Coconut Battery gives the model of your MacBook and its age. Wow, my MacBook (model 1,1) is 56 months old.

    Just out of curiosity, how old is your MacBook?

    late edit:
    since others have listed the details, here are mine:
    Battery load cycles: 351 (I think this is my third battery)
    Battery capacity: 49%

    October 2015 update
    My MacBook finally gave up the ghost and no longer boots up. This happened about a month ago. I think it is a hard drive issue (I get a flashing folder with a "?" mark graphic when booting). Everything important on it was backed up but I will put the drive in an enclosure to see if I can recover anything.

    Let's see. In May 2011 it was 56 months old. +7 months to bring it to 2012, +36 months (2012, 13, 14), +9 months in 2015 = 108 months = 9 years exactly! No complaints here. It was a long and useful life. I'm retired now and my needs have changed. I use my iPhone and iPad for everything mobile and my iMac and mini Mac connected to my TV for everything else. I may not replace the laptop after all!
     
  2. IndigoQuack macrumors newbie

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    52 months old here... Old, but at least I don't have the oldest Mac on this thread ;)
     
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    28 months. battery is at 91% capacity. still pretty decent after 410 cycles.
     
  6. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    27 Months. Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook here. Got it just 3 or 4 days after the keynote. My battery is showing as 95% of the original capacity still. I can live with that. Especially considering every PC I've known has had the OEM battery die after just a little over a year.
     
  7. DaveN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but you are still in the geriatric league with me. :)
     
  8. HenryHill macrumors newbie

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    48 months, 1804 cycles, and 88% battery capacity left.
     
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    Have you all beat!!!

    98 months
    600 cycles
    80% Capacity.

    Not bad for a 9 year old battery. :p
     
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    Were they making MacBooks back then? :confused:
     
  14. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

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    23 months (unibody MB, before they were re-badged as 'pro').
    96% health, 263 cycles.
     
  15. msjones macrumors 6502

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    MacBook 5,2 (Mid 2009) 16 months. Battery is at 84% health on 158 cycle.s
     
  16. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

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    That's not particularly good. Have you noticed a substantial decrease in hours on battery?
     
  17. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    This is for MacBooks, not for your PowerBook - your PowerBook is NOT even a MacBooks ancestor :rolleyes:.
     
  18. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Yeah not great I know but i've not noticed much of a drop. Im still getting aroun 4.5 hours of use. I'll end up replacing the battery in the next few months anyway if it drops anymore.
     
  19. ZebOfMac macrumors regular

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    while not a macbook, our ibooks are still going strong with the software they can run.
     
  20. Raidel macrumors member

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    My macbook 5,2
    Age: 23 months
    Battery loadcycles: 393
    100% battery capacity...weird but thats what it says lol.
    Current Capacity: 5033 mAh
    Design Capacity: 5020 mAh
     
  21. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    Looking at some of you guys' stats I'm starting to think that I didn't take good care of my MB's battery lol.

    Mac Model: MacBook 5,2
    Age: 23 Months
    Cycles: 322
    Current Capacity: 3933 mAh
    Design Capacity: 5020 mAh

    78% Capacity
     
  22. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    25 months. Late 2008 Aluminium MacBook. Still going strong and I love it :D

    Cycles: 428
    77% Health.
     
  23. Zeus86 macrumors member

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    My blackbook is 56 months old. On my second battery. But I think there is something wrong with battery, I have 90 percent capacity and 55 cycle count.
     
  24. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    My stuff is doing ok I suppose.

    14 months
    154 cycles
    92% health
     

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