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211 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 8:01 AM by 00790 RSS
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Nov 14, 2012 4:08 AM

good morning everybody,

i'd like to ask you about Apple macbook's batteries plan.

I own a 2010 macbook pro 13" and its warranty is expired. since 2 weeks ago i get the warning "battery needs assistance" and it has only 450 cycles and its maximum capacity is at the 75%. so i went to the Apple Assistance center in my town and they said that since it is out warranty i will have to pay and get it replaced, because the battery needs to be replaced.

now i wonder shouldnt Apple replace it since it has way less than the 1000 cycles that they claim?

i would really appreciate your help.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,800 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to 00790)

    Apple considers batteries to be consumable items - you're out of warranty and your battery's dead.


    So either pay for a new one and use your MBP on battery, or live with the limited lifespan that your battery may have.


    I went through four batteries on my 2006 MBP - just kept buying new ones.




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