What is the standard policy for batteries by Apple WITHOUT Apple Care?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vader1990, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    I know someone told me a while back that on the the Macbooks [I have the Unibody Macbook Pro], the battery health of 80% for 300 cycles. But is this valid for the life of the Macbook Pro? I know that since I didn't buy apple care I have a 1 year warranty, so will this 80%/300 cycle thing only last for that first year, or will it be valid for several years? For example say in 2 years my battery is 280 cycles and 75% health, will they replace it for free??

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

    Sneakz

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #3
    Batteries are consumables and aren't covered by the warranty, unless there is some sort of obvious defect.
     
  4. vader1990 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    #4
    Wait, so is that 300 cycle/80% not legit? Please explain.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

    compuguy1088

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
    #5
    What about if you have AppleCare?
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #6
    First year only.
     
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #7
    300/80% in the first year only. Sometimes they won't even honor the 80%, instead using 60%. AppleCare does not effect this at all.
     
  8. runebinder macrumors 6502a

    runebinder

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    #8
    Quite common with a lot of manufacturer's and batteries. Sony only give a 3 month warranty on the battery, PB/Acer give 6 months. Quite a few shop extended warranties will generally class the battery as a consumable item and won't cover them.
     
  9. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    #9
    I think that if you have a MBP that came with an "explosive battery" (see 2006 sony battery fiasco) your replacement batteries have 2 years of warranty.
     

Share This Page