mid-2010 MBP need help with battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mjoshi123, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    I'm using 2010 MBP and now it seems at the most I can get from a single charge is 2-3 hours of use. I want to know if there is way to know health of battery as well as if I need to get it replaced ? Within 2 years of use the battery drain feels bit more unusual but is there a way I could calibrate it or improve it ? Most of time is it simply web surfing and light weight computing.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your battery, temps, fan speeds and much more.
    The built-in batteries in the newer Mac unibody notebooks come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration like the removable batteries in older Apple notebooks.

    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Thank you for your response, I checked my battery status and it says "Service Battery". I could not find much information about it on Apple link apart from schedule appointment with you service center. Is it something I should be concerned about ?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Service Battery can show when your battery health drops below 75% or when there is another problem with your battery. I'd have it checked by Apple.
     

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