Low battery capacity v. applecare?

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  1. Pseudonym

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    i've heard that if the battery capacity get below a certain percent before a certain time that it is replaceable? is this true, what's the percent?

    coconut battery tells me 66% capacity, after 270 cycles and 15 months... i've only had my comp for 10 months though, so it's still under my 1 year applecare.
     
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    from the apple website:

    does this mean that i can get a replacement?
     
  3. cuttin' wax

    cuttin' wax New Member

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    mine is at 20%, 83 load cycles, and 17 months. im fucking pissed.

    and i have no clue what the answer to your question is.
     
  4. The1Ash10

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    I use iStat Pro and it tells me that mine is at 97% at 23 cycles.... :dunno:
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    100% at 169 cycles
     
  6. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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  7. cuttin' wax

    cuttin' wax New Member

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    ive heard that istat pro has caused battery issues, actually. dont take my word for it though.
     
  8. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    ok heres the deal.

    first off, all of your batteries are going to fail. the sooner you come to grips with that the better of youll be. some will fail faster than others, that is just the way they are.

    for older batteries you can go here: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/batteries/ but the new batteriest are comming out soon.

    if you battery drops below 80% within the first year applecare will replace the battery like the clause states.

    i replaced my own battery after 14 months when it was only holding half a charge.

    some batteries that were made by sony were defective. hence the recalls [i would go to apple.com to check if you computer falls under this recall as it could lead to a fire]

    https://support.apple.com/ibook_powerbook/batteryexchange/

    https://support.apple.com/macbookpro15/batteryexchange/

    again, apple will replace your battery under applecare. without applecare you have to get a replacement.
     
  9. volumecontrol

    volumecontrol New Member

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    Wait, without applecare period I have to buy a replacement? I got my MBP in mid January, so it's not yet a year old, and I'm at 33 cycles and only 84%. If I have to buy my battery myself I'm going to be pretty upset.
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    you have applecare for a year when you buy the machine. kinda.

    with the applecare you get with your purchace you get 1 year of parts and labor. you also get 90 days phone support. if you read the manual that came with your computer it would explain the whole deal.

    so if your beyond your 90 days and apple does deem your battery fucked...then you will have to pay for the cost of shipping and the cost of the phone call. if you bring it to an apple retail store you can probably bypass those costs.
     
  11. Turboed_2

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    I got the initial replacement battery and that started giving me troubles so I called Apple. This was after 1 year. They sent me out another battery. Give them a call. Nothing to lose but a few minutes.
     
  12. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    100% @ 151 cycles here
     
  13. Naturally Baked

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    Yeah they should replace it
     
  14. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    Go and buy applecare before your year is out.
     
  15. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    AppleCare replaced my battery, the next day, no questions asked.

    AppleCare FTMFW.
     
  16. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Wtf? Where'd this info come from?
     
  18. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I noticed this bit of info in the quick start guide for my new SE phone as well.
     
  19. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Source?

    I don't believe this is a best practice with Lithium technology batteries. I'd love to see a reliable source that says otherwise.
     
  20. cuttin' wax

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    after installing the update, coconut battery also showed me improvement :bowdown: HOWEVER, this did not keep my pro from "auto-offing" after about 6 minutes without it plugged in :wtc:
     
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    :wtf: As I posted above, I have a 2nd rev. MBP I bought back in January. Before the battery update, I was at 33 cycles and 84% battery health. I checked it this morning and now I'm at 100% health. :ugh: Is that even possible?
     

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