This section is for tutorials on all Apple laptop and desktop computers.
When selling MacBooks, customers look very closely at the outside and the inside. Mac enthusiasts will always want to check the number of cycle counts on the battery. So, what is a cycle count and how will it affect your sale?
According to Apple’s support page:
A charge cycle means using all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single charge. For instance, you could use your notebook for an hour or more one day, using half its charge, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so it may take several days to complete a cycle.
The charge cycle is a great way to tell how used your item really is. The cycle count tells your buyer what the condition of the battery is and if it needs to be replaced soon. This can affect the asking price in some cases so it is very important to know what the limit of your battery’s cycle count is.
Checking cycle count is very simple. In the same way that you would check for your computer’s specs go to:
Apple logo in the top left corner > About This Mac > More Info > System Report
From here click on “Power” from the menu on the left side and then all your battery and power info will be displayed along with the cycle count.
Check out this table below to see what the max cycle count is for your device.
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