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iMatt-Hew Calculating status...
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Apr 24, 2011 2:09 PM

Hey there

 

I'm about to purchase a MacBook and, as I was checking the product's features, I read about its battery lasting 1000 charges. I'd like to know what happens to the battery after that; if I should replace it -- is it possible? -- or if I should get a new MacBook.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Mateus.

  • travisprice2 Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to iMatt-Hew)

    I believe the battery lasts 1000 charges and then will not hold its charge anymore, and you have to keep the computer plugged into the mains. You can buy replacement batteries, and they cost different amounts from different sources, e.g Ebay and Apple .

     

    Hope This Helps, Travis.

  • Bob Lang1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,080 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 8:56 AM (in response to iMatt-Hew)

    To give you some idea of how long 1000 charge cycles is in real terms, my MacBook is exactly two years old and the battery has 64 cycles on it.  At that rate, a battery with 1000 cycle life should last for over 30 years. In other words, the battery is designed to last for the entire life of the computer.

     

    Bob

  • Bob Lang1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,080 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:45 AM (in response to iMatt-Hew)

    I'm sure you'll enjoy your new MacBook.  Bob

  • Jambalaya68 Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to Bob Lang1)

    My Macbook pro is 12 months old and the battery has 366 cycles according to Coconut Battery so I think 3 years is realistic.

  • Edwin hx Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to Bob Lang1)

    what is meant by charge cycles? cause mine increases it charge cycle by 1 EVERY TIME i charge it.

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,810 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to Edwin hx)

    Exactly.

  • Edwin hx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to stedman1)

    dude yours too? mine is just 2 months and it has reached 100 cycles already.

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,810 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to Edwin hx)

    Seriously? Yikes, that's a lot of charge cycles in two months. It would be far, far better for your battery if you did NOT unplug it from the AC when it is fully charged. Leave it plugged in when near an AC outlet, unplug it when you need to use it away from power.

  • Edwin hx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to stedman1)

    really? isnt that gonna deplete the health of the battery?

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,810 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to Edwin hx)

    Nope, but constantly constantly charging and discharging it will.

  • Edwin hx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to stedman1)

    but i use it everyday. how can i reduce the possibility of increasing my charge cycle? and my battery health is now 90% and i have only used it for 2 months

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,810 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Edwin hx)

    Do you need the portability every day? Or are you working where AC power is available?

  • Edwin hx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to stedman1)

    ac power available. so do i still have it plugged when i shut it down?

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