Should I get a new battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BowZinger, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. BowZinger macrumors member

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    Hey all, was looking through some threads about battery health and the such and decided I would check out my istat pro widget. Anyways when I went and check it is says that my battery is at 46% health! I guess I must have used it a lot or somthing! I have calibrated the battery many times and only charged it 239 times....


    I purchased my macbook a year ago, and about 6 months ago I was having issues with the battery (the plastic was peeling away on it, at the edges and I was sending my macbook in for repair (forget what went wrong) I think that they replaced the logic board or somthing... anyways I sent a note along with the macbook telling the support people about the battery and they sent a new one back with the laptop. So I have a "new" battery and it's already this low.

    So, do I need to get a new one?
     
  2. chimi macrumors newbie

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    If you are under 80% health and fewer than 300 cycles, you should probably qualify for a new battery. I called a few days ago and they overnighted me a new battery.
     
  3. Macintosh001 macrumors member

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    I would change the new battery.Check the Apple web because lately there have been some problems with batteries,maybe yours is not the only case
     
  4. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    Does this have to be within the warranty period?
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    For the most part, I believe so. However, there is an exception for CD customers, as a series of batteries in that batch came out "bad." I believe customers in that group have up to two years to ask for a battery replacement if they notice a problem.

    Now, if you bought Applecare, you get the new battery as long as you are within the 3 year period and your battery is defective (which the OP's certainly seems to be).
     

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