Problems regarding poor battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rdelley, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. rdelley macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am a little unsure regarding the performance of my battery life for my macbook. I have had the computer since October 2007 and now have noticed a significant decrease in the performance of the battery power. From the original battery capacity of 5020 mAh, following 181 battery load-cycles I now have a current battery capacity of only 2003 mAh (39%). Since I have had the battery for 21 months the warranty for the battery is now invalid, but since the battery is expected to last ~300 cycles I'm a little surprised that its so depleted.

    Would it be reasonable to discuss this problem with apple regarding a potential defect in the battery or is this a common problem and the only solution is to simply replace the battery?

    Thanks for any help,
    Richard
     

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  2. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    Apple will most likely tell you that it's your problem and you should replace it. There is an odd chance that there was a recall on the battery, in which case it would be replaced for free.
     

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