New 13" Macbook Air Battery issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by celi8071, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. celi8071 macrumors newbie

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    Just got my new 13" Macbook Air base model. Love it, however the battery states it is on its 11th cycle and at 97 percent health. A brand new computer should not have a battery that is on its 11th cycle. Does this sound familiar? Should I return for another one?

    Thanks
     
  2. PaulWog Suspended

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    You could've had a quality-control unit from a lot. That would simply mean that before it was packaged, it was tested a bit in factory (not like a user taking it home, but running a piece of quality control software). That's simply a guess though; I haven't a clue if Apple actually does quality control on fully assembled computers.

    If you feel weird about it, bring it back with all the packaging and whatnot and make a return.
     
  3. infobhan macrumors member

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    No - think about it. Is this even an issue? What if you return it and get one with a real issue? It's not worth it. Maybe it was tested - who cares. If it works, it's fine. One month and you'll have a lot more cycles.
     
  4. ECUpirate44, Jul 28, 2011
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    ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    The percentage is normal behavior. That number will fluctuate often and should be taken with a grain of salt. GGJYstudios will post the notebook battery FAQ any min now. I would do it myself, but I'm on the iPad :)

    As far as the cycle count, that's a bit wonky.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It sounds like the OP might have gotten an open box unit. If so, he should have gotten an open box price. A new Mac should have 1 battery cycle, not 11, so I'd have no qualms asking about it at the store. I wouldn't necessarily return it, but I'd want to know for sure if that's what happened.
     
  6. dawnrazor macrumors regular

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    Cycle count of 0 for my 1.8 13" that I got yesterday - 99% health - mate this isn't an issue. You just got a quality control model from the assembly line - which means it's a keeper... Total non issue
     
  7. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    Gratz on getting a control model, it's in absolutely perfect condition! My battery healthy was 97% after I did one full drain charge cycle just to calibrate it. I don't even bother checking coconut battery after I reinstalled lion. I will a few days before the 14 day "trial"
     

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