battery life quickly shrinking in mb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by furcalchick, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. furcalchick macrumors 68020

    furcalchick

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    apparently, it looks like i can now only go about 1 1/2 hours running the macbook on battery power before it expires, when a few months ago, i could go for 3-4 hours (even up to last month), but all of a sudden, battery life keeps shrinking so fast, two days ago, it went to 2 hours, now its 1 1/2 hours. i calibrated the other day and it's worse than before. btw, my current battery capacity is actually higher than it was before. 41 cycles for my battery and a 3 month old computer.

    i hope my battery isn't going dead. you think a few more calibrations should do the trick to get the battery running like it was before? thanks.
     
  2. hircus macrumors member

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    I'm afraid it does look that way. The battery should normally last at least 2 years with normal usage, so you could probably ask Apple to replace it.
     
  3. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    the battery has been charging for four hours now (it was at about 5%) and now it's at 86%, but the indicator says i have about another hour to go until it's fully charged. this looks like another bad sign, and that i should take this to an apple store as soon as possible.
     
  4. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    restarted the computer, and it's not much better....i think the battery is bad.
     
  5. jonmf76 macrumors newbie

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    I think I noticed the same thing in mine...but I didn't want to look. I was really impressed with the long life when I first got it, now it resembles my old toshiba which is now a door stop... :-(
     
  6. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    Call Apple. They will replace it.
     
  7. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    does that go for me too? battery life is still around 1.5-2 hours for me, and that's a big no no....

    i'm probably going to schedule a meeting with the genius next saturday if this persists.
     
  8. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    If you got your macbook within the last year then probably.
     

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