New Macbook Air 2011 13" i5 Battery Charge Count?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ckterry, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. ckterry macrumors newbie

    ckterry

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    Hi bros,

    I have just bought a new macbook air 13" and am a newbie to Mac. I noted from system profile that my new macbook air have 3 counts of charge cycle when arrival. Is it normal? Becos, I found some others saying that a brand new macbook air should have 0 counts in the charge cycle record found in system profile. Please advise. Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Terry
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That's normal for it to read a few cycles already, it's not 100% accurate. I'd only be concerned if it were more than 10 or so, but 3 is definitely normal.
     
  3. ckterry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.
     
  4. MickeyDK macrumors newbie

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    Yeah - 1

    However, using Coconut Battery, show also that my brand new MBA is 24 weeks old!?!
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would it even matter what other people's cycle count on opening is? If you aren't satisfied with a "used" battery, just call Apple and ask for an exchange.
     
  6. ckterry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Me 2. Coconut Battery shows my brand new MBA is 26 weeks old. 2 weeks older than your one. I google about this and found it might be associated with the new serial no. arrangement adopted by Apple, making Coconut Battery to show wrong age.
     
  7. ckterry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It matters. We all pay the same price, but why being treated differently. Some can get a brand new battery with 0 charge cycle, whilst some gets a battery with several charge cycles already. If it really doesn't matter, why there have keen discussion on the toshiba ssd vs samsung ssd and LG screen vs samsung screen.
     
  8. The Expert macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. When you purchase a brand new mac you want it to be brand new. So why have a used component such as a battery in a new macbook air?
     
  9. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't worry about it, I've had many macs have "added counts" one way or another out of the box.

    In fact, the new MBA I just purchased from apple arrived with the age of it showing +20 weeks right out the box!
     
  10. billy12 macrumors member

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    I ordered my 2011 MBA from the online Apple store, and it came with 23 charge cycles out of the box. This seems excessive. Would an Apple retail store exchange it for me?
     
  11. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    My 2010 13" refurb had 3 cycles and 5 weeks old when I bought it in Feb.
     
  12. billy12 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't be concerned if it were a low number (under 10 or so) but over 20 seems too high for a supposed brand new battery.
     

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