"Service Battery" Indication on 2011 MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MmmPancakes, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

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    Strange occurrence. I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air that for the past few weeks has shown a "service battery" indication and seems to be holding its charge less frequently, though I'm not really sure how to accurately measure this.

    My AppleCare expires in two weeks. Any thoughts on whether this issue is serviceable under AppleCare, or will I have to go out of pocket?
     

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  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    If you have AppleCare and the device itself is telling you to get some service, I can't imagine Apple not paying for said service.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The "Service Battery" indication appears when there is a problem with the battery, and also when the battery health drops below 80%. If you have AppleCare, it should cover either situation, since your cycle count is below 1000. Take it to Apple.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions, including tips for maximizing battery performance. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  4. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    Ya, uhm. You have apple care, which you paid for, exactly for this reason.
    Take it to the store as soon as possible.
     
  5. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    Second this advice, perfect time to get a new battery, right before Apple Care runs out.
     

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