Macbook 3.1 (late 2007) : Battery down, 63 cycles -_-'

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chimax, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Chimax macrumors newbie

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    Jul 20, 2010
    #1
    Hello,

    I haven't used my Macbook (december 2007, v3.1) since June, and this morning I realized that my battery didn't works more.

    My cycle count is only 63, and I always been careful about doing complete load/unload cycle during these 2.5 years, avoiding to use the battery at home.

    Mac OS says that I must buy a new battery :s
    I can't believe it, only 63 cycles !

    Is this common to kill it that quickly ?

    Thanks
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    Location:
    Norway
    #2
    You used the battery waaay to little.
    I had 610 cycles on my previous MBP (after 28 months) still at 65%.
    A 2007 machine should have at least 150 cycles.

    Don't save cycles, use the battery, I've seen people doing over 1k cycles in 3 years and still stay above 80%.
     
  3. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

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    Prescott, AZ
    #3
    Yeah man, just use the battery quite frequently. My battery health is better when I use the battery more than when it's on the power adapter as well. I currently have 65 cycles on mine, the health hovers in between 93-94%. And my MB is 9 months old. So yeah, when you get your new battery (if you do) just use it as much as you can, it'll be worth it in the end :)
     
  4. Mahshall macrumors member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    #4
    I got my macbook3.1 in late 2007 and currently have 336 cycles on my battery with the capacity at 95%.
     

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