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firelighter487

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as it says in the title, 900 cycles on the almost 11 year old battery, and it's still going strong!

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Steverino2020

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How long of a charge are you getting out of that battery? I have the same year Mbp and I replaced the battery last year and only get 2 hours off a charge. Its my back up laptop that still works great. It's just not very long of a charge on a fairly new battery. I can't remember how long it lasts when the laptop was new.
 

firelighter487

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How long of a charge are you getting out of that battery? I have the same year Mbp and I replaced the battery last year and only get 2 hours off a charge. Its my back up laptop that still works great. It's just not very long of a charge on a fairly new battery. I can't remember how long it lasts when the laptop was new.
depends on what i'm doing. if i'm writing documents or just light web browsing it's 3 hours, if i'm slamming it with a heavier workload it's around an hour... but keep in mind this has a dead gpu so ti's only running on it's integrated graphics, that helps significantly
 

Dnzilla

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Isn’t that a very low number of cycles??
Be a 5 day week x 52 weeksx 11 odd years… should be over 2800??

Or is there a diff process when running it on a charger on older ones
 

FattKingHugeman

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oh my, thats an 11 years old laptop device and it is still usable?
That's really awesome.
My 2011 based model MBP 13 inch only lasted me 8 years.
Had aftermarket ram upgraded to 8GB, replaced with aftermarket 256gb SSD and 1 battery swap under Applecare in the 3rd year.
 
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eicca

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Dang. The OEM battery in my 2011 started swelling around 500 cycles, three years ago. I've since gone through three iFixit batteries (garbage) and finally settled on a used OEM eBay battery that's at 82% but at least doesn't shut off randomly.

Computer itself still works great but has since been retired to automotive diagnostics duty and my M1 MBA is now my portable machine.
 
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firelighter487

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Isn’t that a very low number of cycles??
Be a 5 day week x 52 weeksx 11 odd years… should be over 2800??

Or is there a diff process when running it on a charger on older ones
there are days where it's not used, and days where it's just left on the charger, both of which will not contribute to cycles.

Wish I had your luck. My battery is pretty much toast.
ouch

Dang. The OEM battery in my 2011 started swelling around 500 cycles, three years ago. I've since gone through three iFixit batteries (garbage) and finally settled on a used OEM eBay battery that's at 82% but at least doesn't shut off randomly.

Computer itself still works great but has since been retired to automotive diagnostics duty and my M1 MBA is now my portable machine.
yeah i'm pretty lucky
 

MajorFubar

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I've seen higher counts but not on a battery that powered a Mac for more than an hour between charges. That's quite an achievement.
 

firelighter487

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I've seen higher counts but not on a battery that powered a Mac for more than an hour between charges. That's quite an achievement.
if i slam it with handbrake transcoding or something i get around an hour, but doing nirmal stuff it's around 3, and with light use like just typing up a document in Pages with the sceen brightness at 50% it sometimes esitmates over 4 hours still.
 
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Piplodocus

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My old 2010 MBP still works ok, but the battery life is terrible after it spending most of it's life permanently plugged in.

My new M1 Max has the more intelligent charging, where it won't charge above 80% til the small hours of the morning. But because that stays plugged in almost all the time it sits at 100% nearly all the time again. I wish there was a way to switch it to max 80%. Then I could manually switch to let it go to up to 100% when I'm taking it somewhere. I want a laptop for the times I do need to take it somewhere or to a different part of the house, but it's usually just a desktop replacement and can stay plugged in for a week or more at a time.
 
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firelighter487

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My old 2010 MBP still works ok, but the battery life is terrible after it spending most of it's life permanently plugged in.

My new M1 Max has the more intelligent charging, where it won't charge above 80% til the small hours of the morning. But because that stays plugged in almost all the time it sits at 100% nearly all the time again. I wish there was a way to switch it to max 80%. Then I could manually switch to let it go to up to 100% when I'm taking it somewhere. I want a laptop for the times I do need to take it somewhere or to a different part of the house, but it's usually just a desktop replacement and can stay plugged in for a week or more at a time.
periodically running it down might help? once or twice a month or so?
 

AF_APPLETALK

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oh my, thats an 11 years old laptop device and it is still usable?
I'll do you all one better - I have a 2000 Graphite clamshell iBook that still has a working battery. It only lasts like 20-30 minutes, but still.

Picked this machine up second hand as a collectors thing, so can't really speak to methods on how this happened.
 

GMShadow

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I'll do you all one better - I have a 2000 Graphite clamshell iBook that still has a working battery. It only lasts like 20-30 minutes, but still.

Picked this machine up second hand as a collectors thing, so can't really speak to methods on how this happened.
20-30 mins is good enough - it's enough time to move places and have time to move the power cord around, lol.


I think I got like 280 cycles out of my 2015 Air before the battery shorted a cell and I had to pay to have it replaced. Still not happy about that.
 

Odessa

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My old 2010 MBP still works ok, but the battery life is terrible after it spending most of it's life permanently plugged in.

My new M1 Max has the more intelligent charging, where it won't charge above 80% til the small hours of the morning. But because that stays plugged in almost all the time it sits at 100% nearly all the time again. I wish there was a way to switch it to max 80%. Then I could manually switch to let it go to up to 100% when I'm taking it somewhere. I want a laptop for the times I do need to take it somewhere or to a different part of the house, but it's usually just a desktop replacement and can stay plugged in for a week or more at a time.
Have you looked into Al Dente? https://apphousekitchen.com/
found out also that intel macbooks have this neat little tool: https://github.com/zackelia/bclm
 
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