At what battery capacity does the warranty call the battery defective.

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  1. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    i'm down to 48% battery health. Can i complain and get a new one you think?
     
  2. smallsharpteeth

    smallsharpteeth Lombardi Trophy #7, coming soon. OT Supporter

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    I believe it's at 50% I'm sure you could get it replaced.
     
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    yeah..i'd complain.
     
  4. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i guess everyone saw my battery thread with the coconut program :rofl:
     
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    How old is it?

    My battery was pretty shitty after a couple of years of using it, but I thought that's what happened to all batteries.
     
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    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    i'm down to 87% after only a couple months of getting my old battery replaced with a new one.

    I've had 245 load cycles.
     
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    92% after 308 cycles here.. pbg4 15"
     
  8. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    ibook g4. going on 30 months old now. i'll try for it when i'm back near an apple store. 319 load cycles and 48% left.
     
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    How can I check the battery life ?
     
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    2 months old and 99% ... I guess I'm still too new...
     
  11. MrBucket

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    coconut battery
     
  12. Legend Zero

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    goto the apple in the menubar>click about this mac>more info>goto power under hardware, scroll down to battery information>divide the full charge capacity by 4400 (or w.e. it is your batteries mah is stated) and multiply it by a 100.. now you got your current capacity!>for charge cycle, it simply states what is on there... :)

    of-course you can use coconut battery, but math is fun! :)
     
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  13. DeeRock

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    I followed your steps, but when I looked under the "Hardware" heading, there was nothing that said "Battery". All that is there is Memory, PCI/AGP Cards, ATA, etc.

    So I downloaded Coconut Battery, and when I go to lauch it, it bounces once in the dock, and then nothing.

    What the heck?

    Edit: It's because I don't have 10.4. But still, why can't I look at my Battery Info?
     
  14. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    also the widget istat pro lets you know.
     
  15. Legend Zero

    Legend Zero OT Supporter

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    sorry. go to hardware>Power than scroll down to where it says battery informatioN!
     
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    My powerbook doesn't have a "power" listing under hardware either. I'm guessing older machines don't monitor the battery details (besides the % remaining). Or maybe it's simply a tiger-only thing.
     
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    My 17 in PB battery.

    Look under "POWER" for the battery info.
     

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