When will Apple replace batteries under AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tmanto02, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    My girlfriends MacBook is a year and a half old and now only holds 82% battery - Is this enough to warrant a replacement battery through AppleCare? I know mine didn't drop that quickly.

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Batteries are only covered if they're defective. For details, see BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED in the following link. The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Depends how many cycles it's done.

    If it has a non-removable battery, it will be covered for < 80% before the earlier of 3 years or 1000 cycles. If it's removable, or the original MacBook Air, it's 300.
     
  4. tmanto02 thread starter macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    Thanks for your help - it is only at 333 cycles, will wait a while and hopefully I can get her a new battery!
     

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