New MB 122 months old

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  1. bsblvnv macrumors regular

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    I use a program called Coconut battery to monitor the life of the battery. Well on my new MB I noticed that it says the Age of your Mac is 122 months. I have tried to manually enter the serial number but it still says it is 122 months old, thats seven years, in 2004 they were still making the G4's. Any idea how to fix this?
     

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's probably a bug brought about by the newness of the plastic unibody MBs.
     
  3. thehopscotch macrumors regular

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    Funny you posted this! I just did a search on "age of mac 122 months" and found your thread. I purchased a late 2009 MacBook Pro unibody from Amazon and just received it last Thursday. I decided to run coconut battery and while it only shows 1 battery cycle (which I ran through my first day), it shows that the age of my mac is 122 months. I'm guessing it must be a bug!
     
  4. brdnboy macrumors regular

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    122 months is not 7 years, it is 10 years. My theory is that coconutbattery is reading the build year as "0" and assuming it means 1990 because the software hasn't been updated to properly describe macs built in 2010. The 3rd digit in the serial number is the year it was built and the 4th and 5th are the week of the year. If coconut battery sees the 3rd digit as 0 it assumes '90, until further updates to coconutbattery.
     
  5. bsblvnv thread starter macrumors regular

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    I changed the date to 2009, and it said 110 months, so I don't believe its with the date. I think it is just a software issue with 10.6.2. But really I have no idea.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    It reads your serial number, not the date in the computer.
     
  7. maz94protege macrumors member

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    Bug or you need to calibrate it. I ran my battery tottally dead then after a full recharge it went back to normal.
     
  8. bsblvnv thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried the option where you enter the serial if it detects the wrong date. Still has the wrong date.

    I will try this thanks.
     
  9. lazytycoon macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Black (2007 I think) is showing as older than Jesus.

    Also check out the battery load cycles :D
     

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  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's clearly a software bug, probably brought about by new firmware for the newer batteries. Ask coconut software when they're planning on releasing a fix. Stop posting screenshots of your battery's "age" when a) nobody cares and b) it's obviously wrong.
     
  11. Badvostro macrumors newbie

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    122 months ago would put it at November 1999, not 1990. ;)
     
  12. brdnboy macrumors regular

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    I can't believe i didn't catch that. Apparently I'm still living in the last decade. I meant to say 2000.
     
  13. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    Am I missing something, but what does Coconutbattery tell you that simply going to System Profiler -> Power cannot? (other than inaccurate data pertaining to the age of your computer)
     
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK, nothing
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It gives you nice graphics.
     
  16. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    And the option to save your results.
     

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