My MBA still takes 9+ hours to fully charge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BryanLyle, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

    BryanLyle

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    So, even after a month and a half, if I let my MBA battery completely die, it still takes over 9 hours to fully charge. I thought this was supposed to get better after a while?

    Anyone else still experiencing VERY long recharge times?
     
  2. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    I never experienced recharge times of more than 5 hours even when new. How many cycles does your battery have?
     
  3. BryanLyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    Wow, I'd call AppleCare or visit an Expert at the Apple Store. Sounds like a problem. Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    The only valid response.
    Why even make a thread?
     
  6. BryanLyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This was a very common complaint when the MBA came out. I was just curious to see if folks who had this problem initially, still had it.
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I still have the battery problem. The Sales rep and Genius's responses were that I could return it (or by inference, sell it) if I was unhappy with the charging time, as it is known to take a very long time.

    A fourtysomething battery cycle user reported to me that it is notably lower, around what Astrohouse mentioned but I wonder if anyone's been nerdy enough to time the process properly.

    Since I stopped using the Air as my main ultraportable the number of cycles gone through in a week (twentysomething the last time I checked) has drastically reduced, so for me to arrive at this supposedly magic number is now probably a long way away.
     
  8. bence8810 macrumors member

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    I have my week 08 (Japan) MBA for 3 days now, and charging time takes only 4 - 4,5 hours to full capacity. I do have the Cycle counter error though, as it jumps at least 2 or even 3 cycles during a single rundown.

    Ben
     
  9. whitlecj macrumors member

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    AstroHouse nailed it. 9 hours seems like way to long for me and I am sure Apple will take care of you if call them up.
     
  10. queshy macrumors 68040

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    You should have addressed the problem before your return policy expired. Water under the bridge, though. Call Apple. Good luck.
     

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