My Macbook battery Sucks!!! WTF?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    On Half Brightness with safari and itunes open and wifi
    I get 2 and a half hours on my 121 cycle charged battery

    I get 1 hour 54 mins on full brightness with the same things above
    I got this macbook in june

    WTF!?

    Am i entitled to get a new one
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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  3. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

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    Call apple support and go through some basic troubleshooting.

    Whenever I have my MB running on battery I only run it on 1 brightness tick. It helps a lot.

    The Stig
     
  4. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    zzz wats the point of having a brighter screen then?

    I travel on flights frequently and would love to watch a movie and still have some battery left for some light surfing and emailing

    As for calibration of the battery ive already tried it.
     
  5. Aldric macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem. According to coconutbattery, I've got 39% battery capacity after 83 loadcycles. I'm lucky to get more than an hour and half of power with Safari, Airport and Mail running. I'm also only running on one bar of brightness.

    I've been seriously considering giving Apple a call because this can't be normal. But I'll calibrate it again, even though it hasn't done any good in the past.
     
  6. Aldric macrumors newbie

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    This is an interesting development... It's now 10 minutes after my first post, and I've suddenly had over two hours added to my estimated battery life. Coconutbattery says that the charge is up to 88% capacity. That's weird.
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Consider yourself lucky.

    I would love to get even one hour of battery life with my powerbook. That's with the screen on lowest BTW.
     
  8. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

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    What? I get about 2 hours on full brightness using Firefox on my 12" PB. My MBP gets 3 1/2 hours doing the same.
     
  9. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    12'' PB have longer battery life.

    Mine's a 15'' 1.5ghz PB, with 1.25GB ram and the high speed 5k HD.

    It's almost 3 years old and has been used pretty much every single day.
     
  10. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

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    My PB's about as old, same RAM setup as you, though the HD is slower. Still, that shouldn't account for such a large difference in Battery life.
     
  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Not much I can do about it apart from buy a new battery.

    I was hoping I'd be in one of the battery recalls. Sadly not.
     
  12. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Have Apple send you a new one... they did on mine....
     

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