"Service Battery" after 13 months

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shredder-, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

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    I just noticed that I got a warning triangle saying "Service Battery" - after only 13 months of use. Statpro tells me my battery health is at 77%, with only 296 cycles. Warranty just ran out.. (about a month ago). What should I do? What costs am I looking at?

    I was at an Apple-retailer about a month ago where I asked them to check the battery for me, and they stated it was fine, clearly it's not
     
  2. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    If it's just a month out they will usually give you some leeway and fix it.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The service battery warning simply indicates your health has dropped below 80%. Since it is a Li-Po battery, it needs to be monitored as certain batteries tend to swell in their end of life.

    Personally I wouldn't give it a second thought, but that's me.
     
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Forget speculating & wondering no matter what you've been told in the past. In or out of warranty Apple is very reasonable. Give them a chance to make it right. You'll be glad you did.
     

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