Your New Macbook (late 08) Battery Cycles

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jblock, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. jblock macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    Just curious how many battery cycles your new Macbook shows and the amount of its charge when you got it, either before or after your initial battery calibration.

    Here's mine based on the "About This Mac" panel, after calibration; Coconut Battery seems to need an update to accurately measure the new Macs:

    Battery Cycle Count: 9
    Charge Remaining: 4255 mAh
    Full Charge Capacity: 4274 mAh

    It came out of the box with 8 battery cycles, not sure why.
  2. vtxdig macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2008
    odd? There shouldn't be any cycles on it right out of the box.
  3. thespyglass macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2008
    Liverpool UK
    MacBook came home yesterday charged to just under 90%. I charged it up and have been letting it drain since then. Coconut says:

    Cycles: 1
    Age: 3 weeks (aw)
    Current capacity/max battery charge: 4224mAh
    Original capacity: 4100mAh

    Not sure if that's what you were asking? Obviously I haven't calibrated yet.
  4. jblock thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    It is strange. But this was definitely new (no double seal) and the Macbook is absolutely mint with no defects whatsoever. Coconut Battery only shows 4 charging cycles, but puts the age of my Macbook at 122 months!
  5. tiartrop macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2008
    Yeah, I thought Cococonutbattery might need an update because mine shows:

    Current battery capacity: 4180 mAh
    Battery-loadcycles: 7
    Age of your mac: 122 months

    I think it was 4 loadcycles out of the box.

    But why 122 months?? That's 10 years old??

    It measured my previous macbook accurately (late 2007 version).
  6. jblock thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    I deleted Coconut Battery and all its files and just reinstalled it. I guess just migrating from my old Mac made it strange. It says the my Mac is 3 weeks old and I have 9 Battery Loadcycles.

    Still not sure why my new Macbook came out of the box with so many battery cycles.
  7. King Luis macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2008
    maybe apple is cycling/testing the batteries before sending them out. making sure theres not defects. kind of like quality testing.
  8. ATimson macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    Mine had... probably 4 out of the box; it had 5 when I first looked, but that was probably after I cycled it myself once.
  9. eGraeme macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    since when does apple have a QC dept?!
    *ducks and runs*

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