REALLY low battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mackmgg, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. mackmgg macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    ok i have a MacBook Pro Santa Rosa 2.2ghz, and ive had it for about a year and a half now. so the battery is about 30% health and will only get like 1 hr of battery on a good day. is there anyway 2 get it replaced from apple? i have the AppleCare, but im not sure if that covers the battery.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    batteries degrade over time with use:cool:

    you will have to fork out for a new one
     
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't say so. 30% after a year and a half isn't normal. But if you have 300+ cycles on it you will run into trouble. Can't hurt going to an Apple store (if one is nearby) or calling Apple. I have had a battery replaced both ways without any hassle and mine were at 60-70% with ~125 cycles.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you have AppleCare you may have a shot, but otherwise, batteries are considered consumables and therefore after a year they are no longer guaranteed to last. Much like toner on a printer. Can't get it replaced once you use it unless the cartridge leaks or something.
     
  5. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    ok i got it august 07 so about 1.5yrs and the exact specs:

    242 cycles
    42% Battery Health

    does anybody no any 3rd party batteries that might last longer if i cant get it replaced under apple warrrenty?
     
  6. kurenaiz macrumors member

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    I've read from somewhere in apple's site that the battery is under warranty if it's under 300 cycles, no matter how old it is.

    So, hurry up and get a replacement.
     
  7. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    That would only apply to certain batteries covered by an extended warranty, the 2.2/2.4GHz model wasn't part of that program.
     

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