Who's got an old battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheShinyMac, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

    TheShinyMac

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    I have a 2008 MBP and with daily usage my machine has hundreds of cycles. Post a screenshot if you can. Also how long does your battery last? I'd say with heavy usage mine lasts 2 hours with full brightness.
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    How long a battery lasts on a charge is determined by a number of factors, including screen brightness, WiFi, bluetooth, apps/widgets/processes running, etc. No two are alike. There are hundreds of battery threads where this is explained in detail, as well as hundreds of threads where people have posted screenshots of their battery health. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheShinyMac

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    Oh I'm not complaining about my battery, I feel like it's done its job! I will bookmark your link thanks!
     
  4. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

    tcphoto

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    My Late 2008 MBP has 741 cycles and 86% health (3969mAh). I have seen the health go between 74 and 88% lately but I feel pretty happy with it's performance.
     
  5. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    I'll check the 2006 when I get home, full charge gets like 50 minutes...

    Funny thing is the new battery arrived at my house this morning :)


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  6. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked the battery health of the 06


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    And put in the new OWC battery


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  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    '10 mbp 13". 91% health atm, varies between 84%-97%. 395 charges :/
     
  8. ipederson13 macrumors newbie

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    It's an early 2009 aluminum MacBook that's survived 7 falls onto concrete or other hard surfaces, wasn't shutdown for almost 4 months, had the glass covering the screen shatter, and has caused second degree burns to my thighs and yet it soldiers on. It's nickname is the Terminator if you're interested.
     

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  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    My 2006 MBP's battery is somewhere in the 85% capacity range, and still gets me around 3 hours of usage with the screen turned town.
     
  10. glire macrumors newbie

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    Late 2008 Aluminum Macbook. It's served me very well and now will continue to see use as a more portable alternative to my new 2.0 i7 15". It still gets a good 3 hours on a charge too.

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  11. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That's a bit "hardcore". :eek: No?

    Do you mind posting some pics of your "Terminator"? :eek:
     
  12. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Respect. My Macbook PRo has gotten so hot the keys melted. I can't imagine getting burned by your computer. Did you not notice it warming up?
     
  13. ipederson13 macrumors newbie

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    Well it was on and under quite a bit of stress, and I went to lay down and just put it on my bare thighs and left it there for a little bit too long. I'm a little bit more cautious about it now.
     

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