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Macbook - How old is your Macbook and how many load cycles do you have?


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Most of us live by Coconut Battery or some other variation, so lets hear it

How old (in weeks) is your Mac, and how many load cycles do you have associated with the battery

6 Weeks
23 Load Cycles

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wtf is a load cycle? I dont remember when i bought my macbook but its been a couple weeks.
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I guess ultimately this thread is dedicated to people who use Coconut Battery. Its a diagnostic tool used to determine battery capacity and things of that nature... It has the number of load cycles and age of your mac.

you can get it here: http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

Load cylces, as far as I understand them, are basically the number of times your battery has been fully charged and discharged.

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3 months
68 load cycles
In desperate need of calibration
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Mines 3 months
52 load cycles.
Also in desparate need of calibration haha.
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4 months
63 battery loadcycles
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iv had it for a month and it says i have 70 cycles by istat pro

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the coconut battery program is cool
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the coconut battery program is cool

personally i feel that it is super buggy and totally unreliable. yet i use it on a daily basis

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You dont need coconut battery to see the load cycles. It's al taken care of by the OS itself.

I personally use the System Profiler app in Utilities. Click the 'Power' section and look there.
Once there you'll see something like the following:
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System Power Settings:

AC Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On LAN: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Battery Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Reduce Brightness: Yes

Battery Information:

Battery Installed: Yes
First low level warning: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4843
Remaining Capacity (mAh): 4645
Amperage (mA): -1467
Voltage (mV): 12199
Cycle Count: 28

AC Charger Information:

Connected: No
Charging: No
Overall another fine and good reason to Trash coconut battery.

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5 Cycles.
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Overall another fine and good reason to Trash coconut battery.


Excellent! Thank you VERY much!

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FWIW, I've got a PowerBook that's about 1.5 years old, and the cycle count is currently at 19.
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7 weeks, 18 load cycles.
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FWIW, I've got a PowerBook that's about 1.5 years old, and the cycle count is currently at 19.
wow you don't use it on battery that often.. I will do that on my powerbook and report back after I get it fixed on monday. Ive had mine for about 2 years, its probably over 200

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