Service Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wrinkster22, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    I have a mid 2011 macbook air that is still under applecare. Under the battery icon it says service battery. How much does the apple store charge to replace it. According to coconut battery I have had 442 cycles and am at 77% capacity (not charge). Is a new battery covered under applecare?
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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Apple should replace it free under AppleCare. The battery is designed to retain up to 80% health for 1000 cycles. Take it to Apple.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    Is this considered a major repair? I have already had
    bottom case replaced twice
    top case replaced once
    and now the battery.
    Do you think they would give me a new machine
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Not likely at all. No, battery replacement isn't a major repair. Neither the case nor the battery represents a faulty MBA. The case is cosmetic and the battery is consumable. It doesn't sound like you've had any problem with the MBA itself.
     

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