Is my battery life normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jameson.Kusch, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Jameson.Kusch macrumors newbie

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    I thought that a macbook battery can go through 1000 cycles before it starts losing a charge. After 161 cycles on my mbp, my full charge capacity has gone done to 93.4 percent.
     

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  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Condition it. Then see what it says. And I believe it's 1000 charges and lose xs percent capacity. It's normal. But condition it once a month.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to "condition" it or calibrate it. 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.
    It is perfectly normal if your battery health (maximum capacity) is more or less than 100%, even when brand new, or if it fluctuates up or down over time. For further details, read the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
  4. Jameson.Kusch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright thanks! I was a bit worried at first but this solves my concerns.
     

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