mbp 2014 w/ a 759 battery cycle

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  1. mrdf macrumors newbie

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    I got a deal for around $900 on ebay for a 15" 2.2 2014 mbp w/16gb ram, just wondering whether I should go through with it or not. I know batteries go to a 1000 charges, then 80%, so I'd still have some good use of the battery right?

    thanks
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    The battery can go at any minute. Or last to a little beyond 1000 cycles. In almost 3 years, it's been through a lot of cycles. In my (limited) experience, exercising a battery like this helps it get closer to 1000 - my daughter's MBA went to over that mark before the "Service Battery" warning came on. OTOH, my wife's didn't reach 400 before the "Service Battery" came on. FWIW, the former runs her battery all the way down before plugging, the latter usually has it plugged in. Ion any event, a new battery, installed from Apple, is $129.
     
  3. mrdf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. So do you think if I practice good battery charging when I get it, it's a good deal if the MBP 15" 2014 2.2 w/16gb ram is in good condition otherwise for the price? OR should I look for a MBP with less battery charge cycle? Though you said it could go any time ...decisions, decisions...
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    I have the same computer actually. It's pretty brillant in my opinion. My battery health is still at 97%. It is however only reporting 277 cycles, and I have no idea how anyone can get 759 cycles pushed through it that quickly.

    I'd say get it, and get a new battery installed from Apple if you feel like it's necessary
     
  5. mrdf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, that was my only concern. It seemed pretty high to me.
     

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