To those with a mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by k6578, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. k6578 macrumors member

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    Just curious.. how's your machine holding up?

    What model do you have?

    1. What's your cycle count?
    2. How many hours of battery life do you typically get?
    3. Have you had any problems or upgraded/replaced anything?
    4. Operating system Snow Leopard or have you upgraded?
    5. Is it still your primary device? What else do you have?

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    Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    1. 907 cycles
    2. I used to get around 7, but now only 4 hours or less.
    3. Hard drive failure in 2012
    4. Snow Leopard
    5. Yes. Also have an iPhone 5. That's all.
     
  2. ianwuk, Jul 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2013

    ianwuk macrumors regular

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    I do not have the stats to hand but the battery was replaced last December as it came to the end of its natural life. I replaced it and have not had any more issues since. I upgraded the hard drive to 750GB and the RAM to 16GB and it is still perfectly fine.

    1 - Do not have information to hand.
    2 - 4 hours on average (more if I am not watching movies/downloading and just browsing).
    3 - Upgraded hard drive/RAM,
    4 - Mountain Lion
    5 - It is still my primary device. I have an iPhone 4 and iPad also.

    EDIT:

    Number of cycles: 190
    Condition: Normal
     
  3. kill00 macrumors newbie

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    1. 819
    2. 6 hours, with brightness on 4 bars
    3. Has to replace the hard drive connector cable for $15 off ebay
    4. 10.8.4
    5. Primary, but im ordering a 15"
     
  4. yabot macrumors regular

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    1023 Cycles... (i know, original battery)
    83% battery life, get about 4 hours.
    Never had a problem with it apart from when i installed Lion 2 years ago which slowed it down alot.
    Still running Snow Leopard

    Recently been running very hot, around 80 degrees, this is just me on Chrome now and its sounding like a jet engine.

    Will be replaced soonish maybe with the new Haswell chips with a 13 or 15 rmbp, i want the 15 but love the 13 form factor.

    Oh:
    250gb hd, never replaced.
    and 8GB ram.
     
  5. blackreplica macrumors member

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    1. What's your cycle count?

    228 for me. Its mostly desk bound so it hasn't seen a lot of portable use. Battery health is at 71%.

    2. How many hours of battery life do you typically get?

    With normal usage, I'd say about 3.5-4.5 hours at best. I get a 'Service Battery' message but it all works OK

    3. Have you had any problems or upgraded/replaced anything?

    Never a single problem. From day 1 I've been running a dual hard drive setup. Initially was a first gen Intel 80GB SSD (X80?) combined with a WD 7200rpm 500GB platter drive.

    Due to serious space issues on the primary drive I swapped both out for an Intel 320 180GB SSD combined with a 1TB WD platter drive about a year later.

    4. Operating system Snow Leopard or have you upgraded?

    Still Snow Leopard, current version 10.6.8. Never felt the need to upgrade the OS. I am also still on my first install, I've never re-installed the OS, I just cloned both drives when I upgraded the HDs. Still runs as fast as day one with just a few small exceptions. I'm loving it

    5. Is it still your primary device? What else do you have?

    I use it with my 27 inch ACD. Mostly deskbound. Also have an iphone 4S (Still on OS 5 because I want google maps as default mapping app, I use it a lot) and Ipad 3.
     
  6. k6578 thread starter macrumors member

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    Decided to bring this thread back up after remembering it.. Well, it's been a couple more years. Who's left? :)

    1. What's your cycle count? 1135
    2. How many hours of battery life do you typically get? 2 hours or less.. But I just leave it plugged in most days now.
    3. Have you had any problems or upgraded/replaced anything? Nope, not since the hard drive mentioned in my last post. Regular cleaning of the fans reduces heat and noise of the fans.
    4. Operating system Snow Leopard or have you upgraded? El Capitan and it works well.
    5. Is it still your primary device? Primary computer, yes. Six years!
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    1. 1016
    2. Around 2hrs
    3. Replaced a couple of the feet
    4. Just upgraded to Sierra
    5. Yes and an iPhone 5 and 1st Gen iPad
     

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