Low Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicoritschel, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. nicoritschel macrumors regular

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    My 17" MBP battery's been acting up lately. It only lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes MAX. This is with airport/bluetooth both turned off, and screen dimmed to one bar. The only app I have running is Word. My battery used to last upwards of four hours while using the exact same settings. Anyone know what's wrong? I callibrated my battery 3 weeks ago, and here is a coconut battery screenshot:
     

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  2. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    see how long it last with noting running, brightness right down, bluetooth and airport off and no volume and post the time
     
  3. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure but I think that picture you posted doesn't make sense. How can the current battery capacity be HIGHER than the original battery capacity? :confused:
     
  4. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll do that tomorrow..
     
  5. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    The author of coconut battery has not added the correct mah information for the 17" Macbook Pro, which has a higher-capacity battery than the 15"
     
  6. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    and also have nothing pluged in or any cds in the drive or anything like that
     
  7. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    You're spoiled! My battery only lasts 18 minutes. [​IMG]
     
  8. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    what computer are you on with the 18 mins?
     
  9. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    PowerBook made in 2002. I need a new battery. [​IMG]
     
  10. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    you certainly do
     

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