Macbook battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zinibuda, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. zinibuda macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    I have read a lot of forums and discussions about the Mac battery. The normal life should be around 300 Charges. Mine has already more than 722 and is about 2 years old, but still has 100% life with sometimes dropping to 96%.

    Has somebody else exp. this kind of long life of the battery ? How long can a battery actually last ?

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  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    614 cycles

    614 cycles and 78 percent of org life

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  3. cerealj macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    That's a sweet background. Do you know where the photo was taken?
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    It looks fine to me..I'm guessing you are taking care of your MB very well then :).
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Can you tell us how you've treated your battery? Have you kept it plugged in a lot? How do you charge it (full charge, full discharge)?
  6. zinibuda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    There is no special secret.
    I do it usually like that. I charge my battery until the green light, then i leave it charging for another 1-2 hours (because there is still some space on the battery). Then I unplug it and work on battery until it drains to force sleep. After the computer falls sleeping, i plug the AC in, and start all over. Once a week or two weeks I try to plan my work this way, that I leave my Mac in sleep mode overnight, so It drains to zero. That explains the big amount of charging circles.
    Once i had an jump, so the battery health dropped in on night to 34 %, but after recalibration it was 100% again.
  7. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    I've got a macbook life that, though I only unplug mine about once every one - two weeks, yeah coconutBattery says for me at about 140 charges, that I still have 100% full charge

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