MacBook Pro 6,2 battery life problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by haydn!, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. haydn! macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hey guys, I was going to post this on support, but having a nightmare logging in!

    I'm not too sure if I have a problem, of it's normal.

    I have a MacBook Pro, mid-2010 model, got it at release so it's 2 years old in a week or two.

    My battery no longer seems to hold it's charge. It literally lasts about 2.5 hours max, running basic programs such as textmate, Safari, etc.

    The battery stats are: 497 cycles, capacity 83%. However, over the last few weeks I've been keeping an eye on it and it's dropped to 78% on two occasions.

    I get it's past it's initial warranty. But the battery is designed to last 1000 cycles or 5 years before reaching 80% according to Apples own site... so do I take it to the Apple store or am I worrying about nothing?

    Thanks for any help/guidance in advance.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's your decision, but keep in mind any statistics that will be taken into account by the Genius will come from Apple's diagnostic tools which you don't have access too, not coconutBattery.

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