"Service Battery" after 13 months

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

  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2012
    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

    Dec 29, 2011
    If it's just a month out they will usually give you some leeway and fix it.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    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

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    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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