First MacBook battery dead

by Volker Weber

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Within one year I have killed my first MacBook battery. It still has some charge left but nowhere near the design capacity. The battery goes dead suddenly without a chance to save your work.

So I called AppleCare and it looks like they will be replacing the battery through a service provider. It's too late to get this sorted out today, but if all goes well, I should be ordering the new battery tomorrow and have it Thursday.

As far as I understand Apple is replacing faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries, if the cycle count is below 300 charges, you have installed the Battery Update and it's still not working.

Comments

You've done well! Mine lasted 6 weeks (15 cycles) - I'm just waiting to get round to going to the local service centre

David Eyre, 2007-07-03

My MacBook's battery lasted about six months. At least the DIY service is damn quick!

Martin Kautz, 2007-07-03

My Macbook is 8 months old, with 141 cycles.

The current maximum capacity is 5328 mAH, 128 more than the original… that sounds odd!

Ben Poole, 2007-07-03

Ben, 5425 mAh after 21 cycles here! Capacity measuring is real science. :-)

Martin Kautz, 2007-07-03

My MacBook Pro Battery died. It took the DIY service over 2 months to get me the battery with numerous calls from my end, deliveries that never happened etc.

The last time I called them, and finally got someone who understood that I had been waiting over 2 months for a battery, I had the replacment the next day.

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2007-07-03

My MacBook Pro Battery died last Thursday (4 weeks after the warranty ran out) with 222 cycles and ~80% capacity left. Called AppleCare, new Battery was here on Friday.

Bye, Frido.

Fridolin Koch, 2007-07-06

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