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MacBook - leopard killed my battery


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Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 3694
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 3694
Health Information:
Cycle count: 75
Battery health: Fair


75 and fair?
Just last night it was on Good
I thought i should be looking at over 200 charges minimum
Should i contact apple?

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I seem to have the same problem, only it seems my macbook is a little older than yours. However it's jumped from having 80% health on tiger to 62% in two weeks. It's a little disturbing.

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 2818
Fully charged: No
Charging: Yes
Full charge capacity (mAh): 3121
Health Information:
Cycle count: 161
Battery health: Fair
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 302
Voltage (mV): 12626
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Your battery may have just got a bad charge. I've had experiences when I had a full battery and my timer says I only had an hour left, the battery health was poor (25%). I was furious and decided I would just let the battery die all the way and recharge it fully again, hopefully fixing it. However, after it got down to about 85% the battery health went back to good (95%) and I had 3 and a half hours remaining. So it just seemed like the top of my battery just got a bad charge. I would just recommend running your battery all the way out and recharge it fully again. I have 67 cycles.
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Yipes, definitely seems like that could be an issue. As someone suggested, let it die out entirely and give it a fresh charge.

Either way, for that few cycles, I'd be very concerned. My battery is at 187 cycles, 78% health.
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Havnt even got the chance to recharge it...

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 4811
Fully charged: No
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5176
Health Information:
Cycle count: 75
Battery health: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 695
Voltage (mV): 12487


THis is crazy!

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just for reference, new battery/laptop, as of today:

Battery Information:

Model Information:
Manufacturer: DP
Device name: ASMB016
Pack Lot Code: 0002
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 102a
Hardware Revision: 0500
Cell Revision: 0102
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 5150
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5153
Health Information:
Cycle count: 1
Battery health: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -25
Voltage (mV): 12537

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Has everyone been calibrating their batteries?

Check it out...

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...en/mh2339.html

I had a battery problem with my MBP and this solved it.
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Yea, that reading was after a recent calibration. it also seems to be discharging quite quickly during sleep. Calling applecare about it now
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