Will Apple replace this battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marine610610, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. marine610610 macrumors regular

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    I have a MBP, 2.16 C2D that i bought about 8-9 months ago. I also purchased and activated Applecare.

    I installed Coconut battery when i got the MBP, everything worked fine. When i upgraded to Leopard Coconut battery started the "load cycles' over. Now im at 4688 out of 5500mah and it seems to be dropping fast. Am i within free replacement parameters or? Thanks for the help fellas..
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Are you getting the reset cycle reading from Profiler? If you are, you may be able to get a replacement from Apple, except that would be cheating them. Anything higher than 200 cycle, Apple probably won't replace.
     
  3. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    I think that seems about right in terms of where my battery is compared to yours...but I'm no expert.
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Leopard and CocnutBattery do not play nice together. This is a known issue, and has yet to be fixed.

    Apple will replace your battery if there's a significant drop in max capacity as reported in the System Profiler. Try calibrating your battery and then checking the stats, and don't rely on CB until it's fixed.

    Oh, and Apple typically replaces up to a battery-cycle count of 300.
     
  5. marine610610 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here is my battery info from sys profiler. I actually had no idea you could get this there.


    Model Information:
    Serial Number: Sony-ASMB012-362a-9f69
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0003
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 102a
    Hardware Revision: 0400
    Cell Revision: 0303
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4643
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4688
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 112
    Battery health: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12492
     
  6. marine610610 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What percentage does the battery need to be at for that?
     
  7. tip macrumors 6502

    tip

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    Still over 80%. Do a full discharge/charge and check again.
     

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