MB AIR battery 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stevey69, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. stevey69 macrumors regular

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    ok guys.. i jus recently bought a mb air from best buy.... been like 2 days... got it for 1234 + 100GC + 25 BB reward zone GC + no tax ( went to delaware) haha .... basically... I've put the battery thru 4 cycles... and its showing me that the health for the battery is 97%... is there something wrong with the battery? and oh btw for all you ppl out there ... samsung ssd + lg display.... its beautiful so stop swapping your mb air for a samsung display.... lg doesn't mean lesser graphics for all you fools out there. but anyways.... help please? thanks

    steve
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's perfectly normal for your battery health to fluctuate up and down. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    but with every time i charge the battery... a percent off the health has gone down. and it makes me wonder why . my previous mbp... 200 cycles with 97% health.. so this is something odd and new for me. hence it makes me worry.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It will fluctuate both up and down over time. There's nothing to worry about. Read the Battery FAQ I posted.
     
  5. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you...I'm at 3 cycles and already showing 96%. I know people say "read the FAQ" (which I have) and I know it states the health goes up and down, but in my experience it never goes back up again. I have a 2011 MBP that is already at 90%. I have calibrated it several times and doesn't seem to help. People always seem to have much better luck with batteries than I do. I don't know what I'm doing "wrong" but within a week of ownership mine have always lost 5% or more of health it seems.
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Don't bother calibrating, as it just runs down the battery more quickly. Is it Coconut Battery or System Profile that is telling you that you have 96% health? Coconut Battery isn't always accurate so I wouldn't worry about it if it is still giving you adequate battery life.
     
  7. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    It's iStat showing 96%...I'm not overly concerned I guess, my point was just that while people say it fluctuates up and down in my experience it never goes back up, only continues to go down.
     
  8. blowabs macrumors member

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    GGJ is right!!
    Had the 13 MBA for 10 days, 7 cycles, was 97%, after this 8th cycle it says 100%..finally..coconut anyway..
     
  9. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Coconutbattery shows that I'm at 103% Capacity after 3 cycles, which is awesome lol
     
  10. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i hope this solves by itself. maybe a trip to genius is much needed?
     
  11. blowabs macrumors member

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    what is that top long blue and black widget?? thx
     
  12. mikeylikesit macrumors member

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    Seems irrelevant to your battery issue.
     
  13. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats the stat pro widget thats showing the battery health
     
  14. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep i know it is.
     

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