What Should I do? (Battery Issue)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by razamataz, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. razamataz macrumors newbie

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    I have a 11" air and try to baby the heck out of it and this has been bugging me......

    I have calibrated battery mt battery and i cant get the health over 97% (according to coconut battery and istat) I have taken it in to the apple store and they have run there tests and tell me the battery if fine.

    To be clear, Im not talking about the battery showing 100% charged, I'm referring to the amount of battery capacity my battery has out of what it should have (currently 4515mah out of 4680mah)

    I have about 21 cycles on the battery and feel a little frustrated that it has never charged to 100% since new.

    Am I being silly or is there something else I should do?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's probably just reporting error and is very common.
     
  3. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Reporting error I have 25 cycles on mine at 97% health. My MacBook has 275 charges and is at 95% health on istat pro. I kind of find it pointless to dwell over the health, just worry about the cycles
     
  4. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    I've learned to stop obsessing over all the details of my battery condition. Now, every so often I just option click the battery icon in the menu bar and as long as it says "normal" I know everything is okay and can just get on with what I'm doing.
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
     
  6. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Another Yes.
     
  7. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    A third yes.

    Reminds me of the days when I first started getting into building my own computers and I was obsessed with temps and cold cathode lights. My computers sounded like jet engines and looked like a rave party when I powered them on. I've since been able to curb my OCD and i've been much happier. :D
     
  8. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    And another.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Batteries begin dying a slow (or quick) death from the time you start using them. How you treat the battery will affect how quickly it dies, but all batteries will ultimately die. That's why they're considered "consumable" and aren't covered by warranty or AppleCare, except in the case of manufacturing defect.

    Don't expect the health to be at 100%. The health will fluctuate up and down, but is only an estimate and will ultimately decline over time. Calibration makes that reading as accurate as possible.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  10. razamataz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW.

    A very overwhelming response. thank you all for your input. was just a little concerned about having a wonky battery is all, Just wanna keep my unit prime :D
     

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