Searching for people's battery stories here (and yes I know how many there are, I have been trying to read people's stories on forums...) I've had my Macbook Pro for about 22 months. So purchased summer of 2008. Now, at the time I also purchased Applecare along with it (so covers hardware for 36 months). My battery has died, and I understand that regular use is not covered. I have followed all of Apple's instructions with regards to care of the battery; that is, I calibrated the battery, and I cycled it once per month. It is basically a desktop replacement, so it remains plugged in and so the cycle count is a mere 64. Since I installed Snow Leopard a few months ago, the OS has said "service battery" and the performance has gone way down, so it now holds less than 10% of its rated charge. Apple claims that a 300 cycle count should leave the battery at ~80% (assuming a reasonable timeframe, I suppose), and I figure that anywhere close to that is reasonable, provided I follow their care instructions. I went to the Genius bar, and they told my my cycle count was too low, so I didn't care for the battery properly (untrue, I followed their instructions). This seems slightly unreasonable, given that I followed their care instructions, and the charge it holds is an order of magnitude lower than what they advertise would be normal for the product. Has anyone had a similar battery experience of following their instructions and then being told you didn't care for it properly?