Late '08 UMBP Battery swelled up, but my OEM replacement already has issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by OverSpun, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. OverSpun macrumors 65816

    OverSpun

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    I went to the apple store a few weeks since I still have applecare until the end of the year-

    I should the geniuses about the issues about my laptop since the battery was always charged and calibrated properly since I got it until the entire case got swollen.

    - I first noticed that something was strange since the touchpad was totally stuck so I said... what the heck? I dont want to go to the apple store unless maybe a couple screws got loose somehow. Well, of course, I realized that it was definitely the battery issue on top that the battery panel didn't even fit on the laptop again. Well, the final issue was that my screen-lid is even tweaked from it.


    Well, either way- The apple store luckily had only 1 left battery replacement and they slapped it in and they wanted me to leave my laptop overnight so they could replace my entire screenlid but I didn't have time backup w/ time machine so I said I'd have to bring it back.

    So, now back to today:


    My replacement battery somehow thinks that it can charge up to 5015 mAh that I have known that they are 4800mAh batteries (via Coconut Battery) since it actually shows its capacity up to 106%. What the heck?

    I'm trying to calibrate it again to see if it clears itself up down to 4800mAh since I don't really want to go back to the apple store again for this battery again, but I think the first swollen battery could have totally jacked up the laptop? :mad:
     
  2. Aldaris macrumors 68000

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    Don't sweat it it's normal. Took mine in a few weeks ago and had the exact same results (106% now @ 104%)
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing is wrong with your battery. It's normal for the battery health to fluctuate up and down over time, and it quite often appears to be higher than 100%. It's not completely accurate. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  4. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Jrv macrumors regular

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    Sounds like you've got a super battery. I wouldn't complain.
     

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