MBP Crew: Hows your battery holding up?

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  1. POScar

    POScar Believe in OFFTOPIC

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    I got my MBP last year around June/July and it was down to 30% health. I went over to the apple store and they replaced it without any hassle. I was getting about an hour and a half per charge now I'm back to 4 hours :bowdown:
     
  2. Jack Horner

    Jack Horner Guest

    Mine is at 84% health, but it only lasts 1-1.5 hours on a charge.
     
  3. REDandBLACKpack

    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    how do i check the health
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 5340
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5346
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 8
    Battery health: Good

    I'd say it is pretty good :cool:
     
  5. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    iStat Pro widget or system profiler.
     
  6. JCrev

    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 5321
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5377
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 21
    Condition: Good
     
  7. JCrev

    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    Are your fans constantly running?
     
  8. Jack Horner

    Jack Horner Guest

    They run a lot, yes. Is there any way that I can decrease that?
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I'm at a 409 battery cycle count and I get between 3 and 3.5 hours of battery life still :cool:
     
  10. Devin

    Devin New Member

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    Mine blew up and split the glue holding it together ... Full time charger for me. Weeeeeee
     
  11. JCrev

    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    I'm not sure if you're suffering from either of these problems. But there are two bugs in leopard that could cause a couple of system process to get stuck in endless loops and cause CPU utilization to go way up and the fans to be running constantly.

    If you go into Activity Monitor to the left of the search box there is a drop down box, change it show all process and sort the processes by cpu usage.
    Are the mds, mdworker, or any printer daemons using a lot o cpu usage?
     
  12. xenon supra

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    I'm on my 3rd or 4th mbp battery in 2 years, they suck, but at least apple replaces them for free when they see my cycle count/ life.
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    100% health, 306 charges
    sometimes it shows 99 or 98% health. can't be very accurate, i usually get about 3 hours if i'm lucky
    this is a c2d 2ghz white macbook, battery is about a year and a half old
     
  14. TheWeasel

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    Like shit. 27 months old and it holds 37% of it's original charge. Time to get a new machine rather then bother with a new battery.
     
  15. VibraNation

    VibraNation www.VibraNation.com

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    How long does it take them to replace the battery? Will I be in and out within 1 visit with a new battery?

    Thanks
     
  16. TheWeasel

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    To have Apple replace it? It takes about 5 seconds to pop out the old one and throw in a new one. Sadly isn't not covered under warranty and costs like $119. I'd recommend going with one from NewerTech. They seem to be better quality and they offer higher capacity batteries for some machines. We always switch to them on our work machines (still waiting for a 15" MBP high-capacity).
     

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