When did your battery crap out?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by maclook, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. maclook macrumors 65816

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    Is there an average life cycle for my 2006 macbook? I just noticed I'm at 966 so if i had the new and improved built in batteries i would be about 34 cycles away from it dying. i've used the same battery since i first got it, am i nearing the end of my battery's life?

    oh yeah and istat says that it's got 78% health which seems pretty good but i dont know what health means
     
  2. zbasarab macrumors member

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    78 health is pretty bad, that basically means it only holds 78 percent of the charge it used to when brand new.

    i think battery life is pretty erratic. i havent even had my macbook for a year and i had to get it replaced because it only held an hours worth of charge after full recharge.
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if it was a PC laptop, I'd say you had about avg life out of the battery...

    Apple batteries seem like they are supposed to last longer though...and with that many cycles on it, I doubt that apple would replace it for you as you've gotten over 300 cycles per year you've owned it...
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It's actually rather amazing for a battery that's had 966 cycles, Apple generally accepts 80% health after only 300 cycles.
     
  5. tpr007 macrumors regular

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    How does iStat nano work out the battery's "Health"?
     
  6. belmondo macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook battery has 973 cycles and still 95% Health. ;) You see, it's from battery to battery different.
     
  7. Mackaper macrumors newbie

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    My 2006 macbook has 1260 cycles and 87 %. And I have just used it, never done any calibration intentionally.
     

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