15" i5 MBP battery issues or just GPU switching

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rmlred, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. rmlred macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2010
    Rockwell, NC
    One second my battery level will say 4:** remaining and the a minute or so later it will say 5:** remaining and then it will go back up to 7:**.
    This happens even when its fully charged or plugged in.
    What do you think it is? normal? Does your new MBP do the same thing?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's because time remaining is calculated based on current usage.

    If you're watching a movie, time remaining will report lower.
    When you stop watching the movie, time remaining will increase.

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