Should i replace my MPB battery? At 1500+ cycles now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jackd2, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. jackd2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys. well ive had my MBP for about 3 years now and is the mid 2010 model. So i was just wondering as Apple say to change the battery after 1000 load cycles. mine currently sits at 1508 and the battery health stands at 85%.

    do you guys reckon its time to change the battery or should i stick with the one i have for now until its depleted?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    First of all, there's no way you've had that computer for more than 2.67 years. It was released in April 2010. I'm doubting it's more than 2.5 years old.. I guess you could consider that to be close to 3 years. I don't, but maybe I'm just stuck in the past.

    If your battery doesn't seem to hold much of a charge, go ahead and replace it. If it seems fine, there's nothing detrimental about running a Li Ion battery until it can't hold a charge.
     
  3. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    "about 3" is 2.67 rounded up

    and yes, if it still holds enough charge, don't bother replacing...
     
  4. jackd2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry guys. Meant to say its the mid 2009 model :)
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If the battery still holds enough charge to meet your needs, there is no reason to change it.
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Thats awesome - lets see a screenshot of the cycle count - highest I have heard of
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I agree with the other posters. If your battery still holds a charge and doesn't randomly die before it hits 0%, keep using it.
     

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