MBP has killed my 3rd battery, I think its time for a new MBP!

Inconsequential

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Sep 12, 2007
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Snow Leopard says service battery, and for the 3rd time the battery has dissolved into failure in exactly the same way.

Stays high for a month (99%), drops to 8x%, climbs to 9x% and then finally dies...

Now, this would be my fourth (yes 4th!) battery, and the 3rd time the Laptop will have to go into an Apple store, as the power circuitry in here must have something wrong.

So... new MBP time I think :D

[Applecare for 3 years, 26 months into my 36 month warranty!]
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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How many cycles? Do you ever calibrate it?
It's very easy to kill a battery if you like :D

Empty it and let it lie on your bathroom floor for a month :D
 

Inconsequential

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I do it once a month, it seems that recalibrating it does actually kill my batteries, as actually, last night was a recalibration!

It's still charging, so I wonder if it will regain any power...

Cycles = 71!
 

shambo

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Apr 4, 2009
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Snow Leopard says service battery, and for the 3rd time the battery has dissolved into failure in exactly the same way.

Stays high for a month (99%), drops to 8x%, climbs to 9x% and then finally dies...

Now, this would be my fourth (yes 4th!) battery, and the 3rd time the Laptop will have to go into an Apple store, as the power circuitry in here must have something wrong.

So... new MBP time I think :D

[Applecare for 3 years, 26 months into my 36 month warranty!]
Where you get those stats from?
 

Inconsequential

macrumors 68000
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Program called Coconut Battery, you can save your battery health at points.

Every point was me saving the status!
 

Corrode

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Dec 26, 2008
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Program called Coconut Battery, you can save your battery health at points.

Every point was me saving the status!
Really? I have Coconut Battery and it gives me no option to save my battery health. Unless you're copy and pasting it and referencing it for yourself.

And yeah, what's up with your lappy? I'm at 99% health after 59 cycles in 6 months.
 

Inconsequential

macrumors 68000
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No idea.

Its done exactly the same thing three times in a row now.

And its hardly like I've used it the same for 2 years!

It used to just sit on a desk with maybe 1 day a week off power until empty. But now I use it every day pretty much.

So something is wrong with the power circuitry I think!
 

Koodauw

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Nov 17, 2003
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what gen macbook pro do you have? I had a 1st Gen MBP that ate batteries too. I went through 3 of them I believe. They were fine for the first 6 months and then would start to die. I think they even replaced the mother board and power adapter but with no luck. Apple ended up replacing my laptop for me.
 

shambo

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Apr 4, 2009
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Really? I have Coconut Battery and it gives me no option to save my battery health. Unless you're copy and pasting it and referencing it for yourself.

And yeah, what's up with your lappy? I'm at 99% health after 59 cycles in 6 months.
Same here. Zero option to save states.
 

Inconsequential

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Haha.

Just looked now and its at 83% and battery condition is "normal".

Might have a few more weeks in it afterall :p
 

Inconsequential

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Calibrated it again last night... 92%!!!

It might make it until the new laptops are out after all :p
 
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