What is your battery charge cycle number on your brand new rMBP?

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  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    I received mine yesterday, after checking system details I saw that my rMBP has 5 cycles on it.

    It is not my first Mac product, all other laptops I owned before had 0 or 1 cycles on them.

    Is this because of the rigorous quality testings? :confused:
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I started with 1 or 2 i think, now i have 59.
     
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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's quite possibly because of testing, but it's certainly not enough to worry about.
     
  5. guspasho macrumors regular

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    Should I want to keep that number down? How do I best do that? Should I drain the battery as much as I can before recharging it instead of recharging it all the time?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, that won't keep your cycle count down. Read WHAT IS A CYCLE? in the following link. Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    See the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the Battery FAQ.
     
  9. Feisar macrumors newbie

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    Mine arrived yesterday also and only has 1 cycle.
     
  10. BC-2 macrumors member

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    I've had mine for two days and it currently has 3 cycles on it. I know for sure I've personally have put at least one cycle so it probably had 1 maybe 2 when it came out of the box.
     
  11. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I've had mine for 2 weeks... and it has 3 cycles on it... Maybe I should unplug more often to maintain good health!
     
  12. jasonx2 macrumors member

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    Brand new machine with 0 charge cycle however it's fully charged!
    Haunted:)
     
  13. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

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    is your Current Capacity greater then Design Capacity in Coconut, when fully charged?
     
  14. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    Mine is on 4and I got it yesterday. I left it downloading overnight plugged in so I know at least one is by me, probably 2.
     
  18. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was not implying anything for 5 cycles, I am wondering whether I got a refurbished or returned unit... :confused:
     
  19. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Very doubtful. A cycle means 100% drained and 100% charged. So if it drains 20% then is charged 20% while sitting on a charger, it will stay at 20% of a single cycle until its on battery again (barring the 1% you may lose from the charger disabling itself while on AC power)....so unless you have used it on battery and recharged it for about 15 hours since yesterday, it came with some cycles down.
     
  20. NikkiJayne macrumors regular

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    Oh weird. That sucks!
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, refurbished Macs are given a different serial number that identifies them as refurbished and they are only available though Apple's online refurb store. Apple doesn't sell returned or refurbished items as new.
     
  22. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I basically take my computer off the charger to take it to work. I occasionally will use it on battery power if I need to do something and I want to be on the couch.

    My cycles after about 2 weeks of constant useage:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine came with 0 cycles which I was actually pretty surprised to see (I would have expected one or two cycles from testing).
     
  24. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    Ohhh okay.

    Yes, 3 is the limit, anything more than that is a returned unit.
     
  25. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not true. First, there is no "limit". Also, as already stated, Apple does not sell returned items as new.
     

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