macbook battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jvan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. jvan macrumors member

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    hey, did anyone's macbook get up to 6 hours like apple said..

    and how many hours does your macbook last with airport on?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't timed it, but I'd say about 4 hours with Airport on and screen at full brightness.
     
  3. d wade macrumors 65816

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    yeah... mine lasts a really long time. havent timed it yet, but with airport and almost full brightness... i get several hours
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Mine lasted from 6PM to 11PM with AirPort and full screen brightness :eek:!
     
  5. jvan thread starter macrumors member

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    i just got macbook a week ago, and i'm gettting a little less than 3 hours with airport on and ful brightness... do you think there's sometrhing wrong with battery?
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you done a complete battery calibration yet?
     
  7. jvan thread starter macrumors member

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    ... :p not yet... i didn't know that... is it too late to do it now?
     
  8. mark! macrumors 65816

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    no :)
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    As markkk! said, no, it's not too late. Also, you should calibrate your battery about once every month. :)
     
  10. jvan thread starter macrumors member

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    whhhaaa? that's so longggg... i even calibrated my battery and it only lasted from 6PM - 8:41PM ... so barely made it to 3 hours... with full brightness and airport on... and all i did was forum chat and msn.... i dind't even turn on itunes.. or it might have lasted for 2.5 hours ..

    so do you think i should call apple for an exchange of battery?
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It never hurts to call. :)
     

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