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Mon 31 Jul 2006

Yaay! 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Exchange Program

Category : mac and the internet

So LCP was right, but it was islandgirl who scored major points by pointing this page out to me in an email this afternoon: The 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Exchange Program.

"Apple has initiated a worldwide battery exchange program for certain rechargeable batteries that were sold for use with 15-inch MacBook Pro computer systems from February 2006 through May 2006.

We recently discovered that some 15-inch MacBook Pro batteries supplied to Apple do not meet our high standards for battery performance. To give our users the best experience possible, we will replace these batteries for customers free of charge."

I qualify, yaay!

Two list members in me@n observed that a few discharge cycles (not calibration) might help increase the battery capacity and so I tried that out and periodically grabbed screenshots of coconutBattery's readings. Sure enough, my six month old battery's capacity increased from 4305 last Thursday to between 4913 and 5016 over the weekend.

I'll just wait for my new battery now.

Posted at 1:32PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | , .