Macbook Pro Battery Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hypertc13, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. hypertc13 macrumors regular

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    Alright, so i have a late 2006 macbook pro, i replaced the battery about a year ago and now this battery has 238 cycles, and it only has 55% of its capacity and also says to service battery. Any chance apple will replace it?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    They should, since it's under 80% after less than 300 cycles
     
  3. hypertc13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    is that their rule, even if my applecare is expired?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I believe that is their standard battery policy, regardless of applecare
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, your battery is not under AppleCare, so they have no obligation to replace it. Defective batteries are only covered under your MBP's warranty or your MBP's AppleCare. Once those expire, new batteries are not covered. If you take it to the Apple Store and ask nicely, you may find someone who will make an exception, but they're not required to do so.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  6. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    I just replaced my 2006 battery, only 196 cycles and 35% health...

    bought an OWC for $100


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