When to get a new battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by awumpa, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. awumpa macrumors newbie

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    I have the 2008 black macbook and the battery hasn't been lasting that long but just long enough about an hour and a half. I was wondering when i should be thinking about buying a new battery because there are not always places to plug it in every hour.
    Current info from system profiler: Health Information:
    Cycle count: 665
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 478
    Voltage (mV): 12557
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Those batteries are designed to last about 300 cycles, so now might not be a bad time to do it if you would like better battery life.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Yeah time to replace, batteries go bad over time, and a new one should last about 3-4 hours.
     

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