MBP sr New battery - normal condition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 4now, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I just bought a new apple battery for my 3 year old MBP

    the condition before and after calibration reads as 'normal' only


    current battery capacity is only 99%

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: SMP
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0110
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0200
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 1869
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5458
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 3
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1542
    Voltage (mV): 11208

    Is this okay? The new battery doesn't seem to last much longer than my dying one.
  2. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Oh I see

    did they change the Health condition descriptions with snow leopard.

    Is it now normal instead of good
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
  4. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I was used to seeing 1% more on new batteries :rolleyes:
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's perfectly normal. You shouldn't trust your battery charge percentage to within less than a few percentage points in the first place.

    As for not lasting longer than your dying one... could you quantify that? 5 minutes longer? 10? An hour? Are you doing different things with your new battery that might cause it to drain faster?
  6. iMav macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    I think 99% is good for a replacement battery. Are you getting decent time out of it? Have you calibrated it?

Share This Page