Should I be worried about my battery health?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by botchok5, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. botchok5 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I bought my MacBook Pro about 3 months ago. It's the 2010 15" i7 model. I used iStat Pro and it's showing that my battery health is only 92% left after 18 cycles.

    I've tried calibrating it a few times and still stays the same. I don't understand how it just dropped suddenly this month. I'm really worried because if it stays at this rate, this battery wont last long at all.

    What should I do?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Check out this thread.

    I don't think you need to worry. That is common for a new battery. The rate will slow down. My battery has 98 cycles and it about two years old now (second battery).

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  4. botchok5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome thanks man, great info. Gonna give it a week or so, if it falls below 90% i'm gonna have to hit the Apple Store.
     
  5. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    I have had mine a couple months now and I have 34 cycles, and it fluctuated between 92% and 97% depending on how the MBP is feeling that day.....I wouldnt worry...
     
  6. TexasJr macrumors newbie

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    Im about to get a new MBP and I was just wondering two things:
    What is considered a loadcycle?
    and How can I minimize the amount of loadcycles?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the link I posted. It has all the answers.
     

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