Maximum Battery Capacity for different Macs

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  1. mynameisshawn macrumors member

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  2. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I actually do the calibration thing every couple of months, like Apple recommends.
    MBP 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
     

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  3. AJ1BostonMASS macrumors member

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    How do you calibrate it?
     
  4. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Use your Mac until the battery runs out, then plug it in until it's fully charged.
     
  5. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Zephead, the MacPro guide is a tad more exact.

    To calibrate the battery:
    1. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter and fully charge the MacBook or MacBook Pro battery until the light on the MagSafe connector changes to green and the Battery icon in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
    2. Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for two hours or longer. You may use your computer during this time as long as the power adapter is plugged in.
    3. Disconnect the power adapter with the computer on and start using it with battery power. When the battery's charge gets low, you’ll see the low battery warning dialog on the screen.
    4. Continue to keep your computer turned on until it goes to sleep. Save your work and close all applications when the battery's charge gets low and before the computer goes to sleep.
    5. Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer.
    6. Reconnect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged. You may use your computer during this time.
     
  6. AJ1BostonMASS macrumors member

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    ok well i do that everyday if not almost because with my old windows i learned that the hard way but alright glad im just not being paranoid about my battery
     
  7. mdx-tech macrumors newbie

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  8. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    how are you getting to that screen is it system prefs?
     
  9. icbreeze macrumors member

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    hehehe... 3 years old and is still alive and kicking :D Havent had to put it into service even once :cool: dropped the laptop twice (once on concrete and the other on tile) and didn't need to be serviced, only dented a bit <- This is what you call a durable laptop ;)

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  10. Dekimasu macrumors regular

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    Is there any good program that does something similar to this, but doesn't require 10.4? I'm still running 10.2.8 on my old iBook (well, dual boot with OS9), but I'd like to find out if I'm helping the battery at all by continuing to calibrate it.
     
  11. Jordan the Nerd macrumors member

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    I've got a iBook G4, I just replaced my battery :)
     

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  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    This is just sad and pathetic:

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    coconutBattery
    as indicated by the top of the window ;)
     
  13. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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  14. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Mine is still kickin' strong.:D:cool:
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  15. Avzone macrumors 6502

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    Check >>>

    Hi, just thought I'd check out this thread and Coconut..
    What do you reakon on my stats ?
    I know the battery needs replacing.
    What should I be looking at on a new battery ?
    How comes some posted have more current capacity than there original battery capacity ?
     

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  16. Avzone macrumors 6502

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    >>>

    ? err my photo from grab dont appear too good either ?
    :confused:
     
  17. kevin0807 macrumors newbie

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    when i ran coconut it said my macbook was 124months old when i bought it 2 weeks ago? it also says my maximum battery charge is 51%?
     
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  19. kevin0807 macrumors newbie

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    Here's mine, i dont know why it says its 124 months old i entered my serial number but it still says 124 months

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  20. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    300 cycles then capacity drops off fast WHAT? Mine is still good and from 2004 (older than the computer)
     

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  21. MonkeyBoy3388 macrumors newbie

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    My mac

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  22. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    ^ your battery sucks compared to mine. 39 cycles and that? that is .0235897 percent per cycle. Mine is .0012006 percent per cycle.

    I think this thread should be moved to the picture gallery form and renamed Post Your Battery Condition.
     
  23. WillJS macrumors 65816

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  24. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    Here is mine. I guess my computer was made sometime in January because it will be 7 months since I got it new in a few days.

    I guess my battery is in ok shape. I use it completely at least once a month... and I use it a little here and there almost every day. school and such ><
     

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  25. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Note the cycle count and capacity

    Battery Information:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3011
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 3022
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 700
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1975
    Voltage (mV): 11868
     

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