Should I be worried about my battery health?

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

  1. botchok5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    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


    May 16, 2008
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    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).

  4. botchok5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    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

    Nov 18, 2010
    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


    May 16, 2008
    Read the link I posted. It has all the answers.

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