Macbook Pro Spring 2010- Battery Condition- Replace Now- ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tactician1016, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. tactician1016 macrumors regular

    tactician1016

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    The title mostly says it all. My Macbook Pro, specs outlined in signature if needed, which I've had since April 2010, says in the battery bar "Condition: Replace Now." Is this normal? What should I do, if anything? I'd prefer not to have to buy a new battery if possible. This just started tonight, so I'm going to calibrate it once or twice, see if there's any change.
    Thanks for any and all answers.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If it's got less than 1000 cycles on it (I'd be impressed if you could rack up that many in a year and a half), then Apple should replace it for free. You don't have to replace it, but if you can get it done for free, why not?
     
  3. tactician1016 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've got 166, according to CoconutBattery. Should I go to an Apple store directly, or email them?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'd just take it in. With that many cycles, you should still have over 90% health on your battery. I have an older model and my battery is at 90% with 240 cycles on it.
     
  5. tactician1016 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It said 77% or so, so I guess I'm taking it in.
     
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    Take it in and they should replace it for you. Mine is at 104 cycles and still is at 99% health. At 166 and 77%, they should do something for you.
     

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