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#1 K. Dot

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:42 PM

Is my battery soon in need of a replacement?

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:44 PM

Yeap. Time for a new one
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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:45 PM

Is my battery soon in need of a replacement?

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what macbook/MBP do you have?

ive seen from other forums that some people had 700+ cycles and dont have any problems with it at all..

but buying a new battery is not too bad, its not expensive..

i feel bad for those who bought the unibody ones.. after 1000 cycles that MBP/Macbook is done!

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:46 PM

what macbook/MBP do you have?

ive seen from other forums that some people had 700+ cycles and dont have any problems with it at all..

but buying a new battery is not too bad, its not expensive..

i feel bad for those who bought the unibody ones.. after 1000 cycles that MBP/Macbook is done!



Heres my Macbook info:

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Do i really need a new one, aren't they expensive? :(

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:50 PM

Heres my Macbook info:

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Do i really need a new one, aren't they expensive? :(


Dude we have the same exact model.. :lol:

batteries arent even $100.. I think its $89.99 or something, but It shouldnt go over $100

whenever mine gets to 500 cycles, im going to buy 2 or 3.. only God knows if theyll stop selling those cause of the unibody.

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:51 PM

Dude we have the same exact model.. :lol:

batteries arent even $100.. I think its $89.99 or something, but It shouldnt go over $100

whenever mine gets to 500 cycles, im going to buy 2 or 3.. only God knows if theyll stop selling those cause of the unibody.



Sick, :D.

So should i buy 2 now, please explain what the unibody is that you're talking about idk too much bout macs.

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 07:57 PM

Also, i almost always keep my Macbook on charge, is this the reason the battery dies?

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:00 PM

lemme know how much it costs for all batteries replaced & installed for you.

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:07 PM

Sick, :D.

So should i buy 2 now, please explain what the unibody is that you're talking about idk too much bout macs.

Here's another stat of my mac:

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Sorry I answered you wrong, the new unibody MBP batteries can be changed, you can do it yourself, BUT IT WILL VOID WARRANTY..

basically the new unibody ones dont have the latches that us older owners have, if you look in the bottom of you MBP 2 latches you can open and you can switch batteries and other components easy w/o voiding the warranty, but in the new unibody ones, ones you open that case, all warranty goes down the drain, unless you go to an official apple store.

If it was up to me, I would buy 2 or even 3 just to be sure.. but then its up to you.

lemme know how much it costs for all batteries replaced & installed for you.



like I said above in the older versions of MBP you can change the batteries yourself w/o having to go to an apple store, plug and play..

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:11 PM

Sorry I answered you wrong, the new unibody MBP batteries can be changed, you can do it yourself, BUT IT WILL VOID WARRANTY..

basically the new unibody ones dont have the latches that us older owners have, if you look in the bottom of you MBP 2 latches you can open and you can switch batteries and other components easy w/o voiding the warranty, but in the new unibody ones, ones you open that case, all warranty goes down the drain, unless you go to an official apple store.

If it was up to me, I would buy 2 or even 3 just to be sure.. but then its up to you.




like I said above in the older versions of MBP you can change the batteries yourself w/o having to go to an apple store, plug and play..



So is it better to get the other ones, and not the unibody?

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:18 PM

So is it better to get the other ones, and not the unibody?


graphics wise its better to get the new ones.. of course new ones are always better in terms of performance..

but in the long run, im happy with this MBP..

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:28 PM

graphics wise its better to get the new ones.. of course new ones are always better in terms of performance..

but in the long run, im happy with this MBP..



Gotchya, and i can just go to the Apple Store and buy them?

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:31 PM

Gotchya, and i can just go to the Apple Store and buy them?


yessir!

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:41 PM

like I said above in the older versions of MBP you can change the batteries yourself w/o having to go to an apple store, plug and play..


yeah, i dont have a mac right now, but hopefully within the next summer. i WOULD install the batteries myself but with the DSi not working and having to get it fixed... :unsure:

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 08:46 PM

yeah, i dont have a mac right now, but hopefully within the next summer. i WOULD install the batteries myself but with the DSi not working and having to get it fixed... :unsure:


DSi what?

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 09:08 PM

I opened up my MB unibody just fine without voiding the warranty. You just can't mess with any stickers. I only have 12 cycles on it and I'm going to get a new one around 250-500. It's not expensive or anything. Easy install. Just do it your self.

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 09:10 PM

yessir!



Well then isn't getting Unibody better, newer, graphics, performance plus it dies after 1000 cycles, but you're saying i need a new one and i just am at 336 cycles.

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 09:12 PM

I opened up my MB unibody just fine without voiding the warranty. You just can't mess with any stickers. I only have 12 cycles on it and I'm going to get a new one around 250-500. It's not expensive or anything. Easy install. Just do it your self.


yup but thats Illegal.

Well then isn't getting Unibody better, newer, graphics, performance plus it dies after 1000 cycles, but you're saying i need a new one and i just am at 336 cycles.


you want to spend another $2000+

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 09:13 PM

Also, i almost always keep my Macbook on charge, is this the reason the battery dies?



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yup but thats Illegal.



you want to spend another $2000+



The battery is $2,000??

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Posted July 30, 2009 - 09:15 PM

Dale, I talked to a guy from Apple and he said there's nothing wrong with it. I know for a fact that you're allowed to alter your computer without any problems if you do it the right way.

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