On my way to the 1000th battery cycle on mid 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raptor402, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    Hello, forum

    I've been using my trusty old mid 2010 15" MBP since July 2010. As we speak, I'm discharging on my 1000th battery cycle with 87% health remaining.

    Anyone else here who has come this far? If so (or even if close), how's your battery life/health?


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  2. antoniogra7 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    80% with 1305 cycles in my Macbook Pro 13" 2010. I'm happy with it right now.
  3. 7ewis macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2013
    How do you charge it to keep it so healthy?

    I've read that you should just drain it to around 10% and fully charge, and top ups are fine too?

    Edit: How do I view charge cycles?
  4. raptor402 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    For most of my cycles, I didn't plug it in until the Low Battery warning showed up. I guess it depends on luck and not using too many short cycles. In another thread about battery life, a lady's 5 year old MacBook had over 2300 cycles and was still at 93% health.

    You can use Coconut Battery to view your cycles along with your battery age.

  5. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Impressive stats. My late 08 mbp was at about 600 cycles and 92% health before I sold it 9 months ago. Quite surprised how well it held up as the last 18 months of usage it was pretty much plugged in 24/7 and used as an iTunes server and torrent beast.

    In contrast, my soon to be sold 2011 MBA was about 95% health out of the box. Fortunately, it never dipped below 93% health in the 300 or so cycles since.

    New rmbp is 10 cycles, 100% health - I should blooming hope so!
  6. barnettgs macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Northern Ireland
    Mine is about two years old battery with 84% health and 131 cycles. :confused:

    On MBP 2007
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    74%, 400ish cycles on my mid-2009 last I checked. You're doing pretty well! My parents have the 17" 2010 that they leaved plugged in all the time, and I bet it's not as healthy as yours.
  8. covertash macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Lol, I have an original MBA that is on the opposite end of the spectrum. It was given to me earlier this year (in February) by my girlfriend, in immaculate condition, and I was told it had rarely been used. When I first turned it on, I realized she wasn't kidding and was shocked to see that it only had 3 cycles! :eek:

    According to the Battery Health app, today, it still only has 6 cycles and has a health reporting of 95.9%. Admittedly, it has seen very little usage as the CPU and RAM is quite limiting for anything more than just basic surfing and word processing, but I guess that's not too bad though for an original system that is 5.6 years old. :p

    Here's hoping that my current rMBP will be as healthy if it ever even reaches anywhere near as high as 1000 cycles.
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    121 cycles and 67% battery health. The old MBP batteries suck.
  10. barnettgs macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Northern Ireland
    While I was looking for information on warranty cover for removable battery, I saw a lot of negative reviews at Apple store for this battery that they do not last as long as they were used to be years ago.

    However, is it just one year warranty, regardless of a number of cycles and health rating?

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