My battery is dying I guess!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flowers80, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. flowers80 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I have had a MacBook Pro, 10.5.8, for almost two years now. My battery started going crazy two days ago. It would be fully charged, and within 10-15 minutes, it would drop to 50-something. According to CoconutBattery, my current capacty is 800mAh, comapred to the poriginal 5500 mAh!!!
    What is going on? Is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You would have to go and get a new battery. What exact model of MacBook Pro do you have? How many battery loadcycles?
     
  4. flowers80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I calibrated it and its capacity increased to 1047 mAh.

    As to the loadcycles, it's at 803 and I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8.
     
  5. qawes macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry but at 803 cycles you can't really do anything about it, just replace it, you cand find batteries from 3rd party vendors that will do you just fine. You don't really have to buy it directly from Apple.
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    But what MBP do you have?
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Screw what the computer SAYS the battery is on... How long does it actually last, not taking into account the percentage that the computer tells you?
     
  8. flowers80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a 4,.1 with a 2-4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

    And the battery lasts for about an hour.
     
  9. glavoie84 macrumors regular

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    803 cycles is quite impressive! It's time to replace it. :)
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    doesnt apple only say you should expect a 20% drop in capacity after 1000 cycles?
     
  11. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    I think your original post title was right on, it is dying and it's time to time to get a new one.
    "Batteries are just like humans - the fatality rate is 100%, but at least you can replace a battery." :D
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, that's only for built-in batteries. For removable batteries, it's 300 cycles.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ah my bad
     
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  15. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    an exclamation mark statement ending with the words "I guess" it's so damn funny
     
  16. flowers80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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