Is This Right??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shady825, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

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    So i have a brand new aluminum MacBook. My concern is my battery.
    Here is my info from iStat:

    Health: 92%
    Cycles 4

    I have a friend with the same computer, he has 6 cycles and still at 100% health. Is it possible my battery is defective?
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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    istat shows health?:confused:
    i thought it only showed charge at the moment? try coconut battery its a little app that checks your battery...
     
  3. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

    shady825

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    iStat shows me the health and the charge in the battery.
     
  4. Hardcoredan52 macrumors regular

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    How are you charging your battery? That is the question... you should let your battery drain all the way down then charge it.... follow this http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html and other tips by apple.. oh and yes istat does show health
     
  5. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    uh...did you do the battery calibration correctly? i mean, that would really be the only thing that would have made the measurements a little off...unless your battery is in fact defective...just wait a couple days...see how the battery performs, if youre getting what you think you should be getting (close to 5 hours, according to Apple), dont worry about it...
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    oh okay, I'm not in my comp right now, so I can't check, liek is aid, i find that coconut battery it's an app a lot more precise when it comes to batteries so i would check it with that app, last time i checked my battery it's about a year and a half and it's about 92% so i dont think your brand new one should be at 92 yet I've got well over 100 cycles...


    edit: sorry , yes do a calibration before you go crazy...
     
  7. shady825 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I always wait for the warning to come on when u have like 10 min left.
    I have never calibrated the battery either. Should I try that?

    Thanks for the help guys
     
  8. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah try a calibration, it's pretty easy just follow apple's instructions from the website...
     

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