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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
 

GGJstudios

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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.
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.
 

Brian Y

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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.
 

tmanto02

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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.

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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