MBP sr New battery - normal condition

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  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    I just bought a new apple battery for my 3 year old MBP

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

    also

    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

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    Oh I see

    did they change the Health condition descriptions with snow leopard.

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

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  4. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    I think 99% is good for a replacement battery. Are you getting decent time out of it? Have you calibrated it?
     

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