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    Number of Battery Cycles?
    I just saw that my battery had seven cycles. How many cycles should I get out of a MacBook Pro 15 inch?
    Bill

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    Not sure how many but my mbp is 13 months old with 17 cycles. It's running at 98% capacity
    60% of the time it works every time.

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    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...ad-cycles.html

    Check that out. I just did a quick search of the forums
    60% of the time it works every time.

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    Apple has a great site for how to maintain and use your batteries properly for all of their devices:

    Apple - Batteries

    In addition, you'll find a lot of great information by searching here at Mac-Forums. There are many threads out there that you'll find useful on this subject:

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    Quote Originally Posted by paid4c4 View Post
    I just saw that my battery had seven cycles. How many cycles should I get out of a MacBook Pro 15 inch?
    Bill
    Not sure which 15" MacBook Pro you have (you didn't say)...but if it's an older MBP 15" with the user replaceable battery...you're supposed to get around 300 charge/discharge cycles...if it's a newer 15" MBP with the "non-user replaceable battery"...you're supposed to get 1000.

    But...remember...your "mileage" may & will vary depending on how the battery is maintained (see link earlier in this thread).

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. Yes...I'm sure there are folks that have gotten more/less than the numbers mentioned above. The numbers are mostly for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Not sure which 15" MacBook Pro you have (you didn't say)...but if it's an older MBP 15" with the user replaceable battery...you're supposed to get around 300 charge/discharge cycles...if it's a newer 15" MBP with the "non-user replaceable battery"...you're supposed to get 1000.

    But...remember...your "mileage" may & will vary depending on how the battery is maintained (see link earlier in this thread).

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. Yes...I'm sure there are folks that have gotten more/less than the numbers mentioned above. The numbers are mostly for reference.
    My new Macbook Pro finally arrived today after some issues with TNT international courier, but never the less... I had absolutely no idea these new batteries are meant to have a 1000 cycle count. That's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interl0per View Post
    My new Macbook Pro finally arrived today after some issues with TNT international courier, but never the less... I had absolutely no idea these new batteries are meant to have a 1000 cycle count. That's great.
    Just in case anyone wanted to actually see it in writing (regarding 1000 charge/discharge cycles with the newer batteries)...here it is:

    Apple - Batteries - Notebooks

    ...it actually says up to 1000 "full capacity" charge/discharge cycles. So if you factor in the number of charge/discharge cycles you will get at less than full capacity...that would or should be well over 1000 cycles.

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    that makes me feel better about my previous macbook pro that was stolen after about a year or so, haha!

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    i got around 450 cycles before it said it needed to be changed. it was at about 72%
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustProofCorn View Post
    Not sure how many but my mbp is 13 months old with 17 cycles. It's running at 98% capacity
    WOW!!! 13 months old and oonly 17 cycles? I just got my 2011 MBP and i'm already on my 16th cycle!
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    sorry to raise this but since we're in the issue regarding battery cycle... what is the optimum charging cycle do you guys do? I usually charge my battery when i hit 5% battery charge left and charge it to 100%. Once full, I take out my adapter.

    I read this Apple - Batteries already but it didn't mention anything about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndope83 View Post
    sorry to raise this but since we're in the issue regarding battery cycle... what is the optimum charging cycle do you guys do? I usually charge my battery when i hit 5% battery charge left and charge it to 100%. Once full, I take out my adapter.

    I read this Apple - Batteries already but it didn't mention anything about this.
    You should be alright, anytime it turns red you can charge it.

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    My MBP is two week old and at charge 11. I like the idea of 1000 cycles before replacement. I also like to long battery life MBP has when compared to my PC's.
    Wow what a difference.
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    Hi, I'm a new MBP owner and I just keep it plugged in while I use it. Is this the proper way to maximize the battery life?

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