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Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

29 Aug 2012 10:53
Just noticed my mid 2009 mbp is saying 'service battery' . Out of AppleCare and a new one will cost £100… Do I need a new one or can I just ignore it? Don't use it much unplugged so battery lifeisnt a factor.

Cheers
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

29 Aug 2012 10:58
i've had that for a while, i assume its just their way of saying 'your battery is old you should buy a new one off us', rather than there being an actual problem with it. i haven't done anything about it and its fine.
popguncork
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1960 posts since 26/5/05

29 Aug 2012 14:07
It just means you've done one too many cycles of the battery, check it out in About This Mac. If you have it plugged in all the time then it's irrelevant, notebooks with removable batteries work without them in too.
D4N
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3087 posts since 27/9/06

29 Aug 2012 14:14
Surely a fuker has a snow leopard disc I could borrow? I'll pay a few quid for postage pm me please Smiling
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

29 Aug 2012 16:18
installed Parallels to run windows on my iMac, was beginning to get bugged by the few things I kept having to work around on OS X. Highly recommended, was a bit of a hassle to set up but great now.
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

29 Aug 2012 16:22
D4N I think I've got one at home, I'll look tonight for ya
Gizmo
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4395 posts since 20/10/09

29 Aug 2012 16:30
Lyall wrote: Just noticed my mid 2009 mbp is saying 'service battery' . Out of AppleCare and a new one will cost £100… Do I need a new one or can I just ignore it? Don't use it much unplugged so battery lifeisnt a factor.

Cheers

My air is displaying that message too. So it's £100 is it? might as well sell it and upgrade than put money into an old machine (seeing as nothing else is upgradable on the air).
D4N
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3087 posts since 27/9/06

29 Aug 2012 19:05
krisricey wrote: D4N I think I've got one at home, I'll look tonight for ya
Nice one if you find it let me know
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

30 Aug 2012 18:29
Had a look, couldnt find it. Will have a look at my girlfriends tonight for you mate could well be there
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Sep 2012 13:08
Roughly how long should a Mac Book Pro fully charged battery last?
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

2 Sep 2012 13:10
On a new one it should last between 7-8 hours.
rural
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17839 posts since 26/9/06

2 Sep 2012 13:10
A new one? About 7 hrs these days
rural
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17839 posts since 26/9/06

2 Sep 2012 13:11
Old ones, about 10 mins
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Sep 2012 13:18
Cheers - late 2011 model. Mine seems to last about 3-4 hours when being used all the time.. is that about right?

I have applecare left o want to make sure there are no problems.
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

2 Sep 2012 13:23
Yeah, four hours with constant use (videos, browsing, apps etc) is about right.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Sep 2012 13:24
Cool cheers!
MrW
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3083 posts since 1/8/11

2 Sep 2012 13:26
coconut battery is useful to check if it's charging fully.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Sep 2012 13:28
nice thanks
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

2 Sep 2012 13:30
^ Yeah really handy application for keeping an eye on battery quality.
rural
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17839 posts since 26/9/06

3 Sep 2012 14:07
I know you can sync your iPhone wirelessly with your mac, but does that mean you can sync your music wirelessly aswell? I can't seem to do this, only contacts, bookmarks etc?