5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 4:03 PM by Eustace Mendis
72Griffin Level 1 Level 1

Computer is ~42 months old


System Info reports:

1047 charge cycles

88% battery capacity

Normal status


Is such a thing even possible?


Should I replace my battery?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Eustace Mendis on Dec 28, 2012 4:03 PM Solved

I have a 75 month old Macbook on it's original battery. The battery is still working well, and I have no worries because I have regular back ups via Time Machine. I will wait till I have to before replacing the battery, and by then it's possible the Macbook will be worth less than the cost of a new battery.

Reply by shldr2thewheel on Dec 28, 2012 2:29 PM Helpful

only replace the battery if it's run time is no longer satisfactory.

Reply by John Galt on Dec 28, 2012 2:31 PM Helpful

72Griffin wrote:


... Is such a thing even possible?


Of course. Use it until the battery status indicates "replace" or it no longer holds sufficient charge for your needs.

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