Thread: MacBook battery
10-04-2013, 12:14 AM #1MacBook battery
Hi, I recently replaced my HDD with an SSD, and noticed afterward that my macbook battery says "Condition: Replace Soon."
I'm thinking this is normal, but how long should I expect to be able to use this battery before it really needs to be replaced? Also at this point, should I expect the battery to slowly lose charge over time or quickly become flat within a small time period? I'm really not sure how battery life works over time...
Here's some extra info:
MacBook 5,2 (2009)
Cycle count 745
Full cap 3809 mAh
I now can get 4-5hrs with a full charge, compared to 3-4 previously
10-04-2013, 01:05 AM #2
Or...what's the min. time you want to be able to use the computer on battery power only. For some folks...this can be as little as 30 minutes...for other folks 1 hour, and yet other folks 2 hours. It just depends. It also depends on how quickly (and able) someone wants to spend $129 for a new battery!
Just "go with the flow"...and casually monitor things. Don't let this rule your life!
10-06-2013, 10:45 PM #3
Thanks for the reply pigoo (again lol).
I was looking for the 2nd answer mainly. I previously had more experience with pc brand laptops having their batteries seemingly die so quickly over a much shorter period of time. Was afraid of that happening to my macbook's battery.
Anyway, appreciate the clarification. I'll watch my battery and work with what I currently have lol
10-06-2013, 11:47 PM #4
But then again...this also depends on someones usage patterns. One person may only put one battery cycle on their Apple laptop every 2 weeks...someone else 1 battery cycle in 1 week...or someone else multiple cycles/day.
The faster someone racks up the battery cycles...the faster a battery will wear out. Nothing lasts forever.
10-08-2013, 04:08 AM #5
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