Time for a new battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andrew07, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2007
    My 22 month old MBP's battery isn't holding charges as well as it used to. I've tried re-calibrating, but my batter capacity according to coconutBattery is ~17%. The batteries from the Apple Store seem to have pretty negative reviews. Where have you folks gotten new batteries? Any advice on what to watch out for? Thanks much!

    Whoa, just read the Macrumors guide on laptop batteries. It says the life span should be around 300 load-cycles! I'm only on 179 load-cycles and I'm getting around 17-20% capacity!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I only get Apple-made batteries. Battery reviews perhaps more than any other replaceable part are most likely to get negative reviews. You never really think about it until it's not working properly.

    But your battery is also almost 2 years old.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Try talking to Apple and see if they can replace it for free. Usually batteries under 300 cycles and <80% capacity is considered a defective battery and gets replaced for free. I'm not sure about the time, seeing as your battery is 3 years old.
  4. Maccleduff macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    If you have Applecare, call up apple and you may get a new battery, as its under 300 cycles and under 80% charge, regardless of how old it may be.

    Its worth a try, worked for me.
    They send you a new battery and a box to put your old battery in, to send it back to them. (they take card details but only charge your card if you dont return the old battery).
  5. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    His laptop is under 2-years-old; at this age, Apple should (and likely will) replace the dud battery free of charge.
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I got myself a new battery yesterday, from apple.
    Battery shows 99% health, before i've calibrated it, so thats good!

    My old battery was 26 months old, 605 cycles and ~60% health
  7. mimolette macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2009

    my battery runs 22% within 33mins.

    My Battery Information:

    Battery Installed: Yes
    First low level warning: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 2383
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 2199
    Amperage (mA): -1349
    Voltage (mV): 11930
    Cycle Count: 204

    I got my mbp sometimes ago like 2-3 years, I think.

    Do you think I need a replacement?


    (never really know about all these battery fuss till yesterday :( )

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