Macbook 2006 - 13" White - How long did yours last?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tonynz, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. tonynz macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    For those Macbook 06 13" owners, how long did yours last?

    I still have mine performing very well with its first battery and still lasting around 2 hours (which is a miracle itself)

    Although considering buying a new Macbook Pro with a GFX to support some games....
  2. dmacd214 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011

    Mine is still going along pretty well. Decent battery life and the only issues are that it sometimes freezes up if i'm using a flash-heavy program

    Im gonna get a new macbook pro this summer when Lion comes out!!!!:D
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Mine's still going. I get 3-4 hours on a battery charge if I don't use the Superdrive, so that hasn't really changed much.
  4. tonynz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Perhaps your fan is too dusty?? CPU gets too hot?
  5. tonynz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    What I also love about this is that most 4-5 year old PC (Windows) laptops would be pretty dead and crap if it reaches this age. :D
  6. dmacd214 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    Thats a possibility- i haven't cleaned it. How would i go about doing that?
  7. tonynz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    If your keyboard is cracked- take it in for Apple to replace the keyboard and in return, the technician would probably give it a quick clean while he is at it.
  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    How many charges do you have on that battery?
  9. littleman23408 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    Mine is still going strong as well! No issues what so ever
  10. tonynz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB013
    Pack Lot Code: 0001
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0102
    Hardware Revision: 0300
    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3469
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4275
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1332
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -3584
    Voltage (mV): 11133
  11. Creebe macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    i had my first one for a year, then it got stolen.

    and the second one has lasted a year and 3 months, still running.
  12. idiwa macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow. UK
    Mine was covered by three years Apple care (as a student) and developed an issue with the fans coming on all the time in 2009 just before the Apple care expired. In the end Apple replaced the inverter (flicking screen), the logic board and gave me a new battery even though it wasn't covered under the Apple care (and in the process of doing the repairs gave me a new keyboard and track pad). In all I think the repairs would have cost over £650.

    A few years on and I have an issue with wifi dropping (posted this thread yesterday LINKY, but apart from that its still trucking. Though I think come the summer time I'll be looking to get a MBP as I return to graphic design.
  13. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    What do you mean, how long did it last? It's still going, and aside from a few minor problems and the fact that it's really slow, I'm going to keep right on using it.
  14. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    Still perfect. My daughter uses it for Med school.

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