2011 Macbook Pro - HP drivers causing CPU to max out/high temps and poor battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bungynz, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. bungynz macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2011
    Hi all

    Just a quick heads up.
    I have recently purchased a 2011 Macbook Pro 13" i5, and a week or so after purchase noticed the fan running 70%+ of the time no matter what apps were running, very poor battery life (less then 2.5 hours) & very high temps.

    The issue = HP Printer and Scanner drivers!

    I checked in the activity monitor and noticed an HPshortcut app running in the background maxing out (100%) the CPU. This was installed with HP's driver and software for their photo scanners and has caused many weeks of confusion, for myself and apple support.

    HP - sort out your crap driver software!

    I have now deleted all HP software from my MBP and my system is running MINT!

    I know that overheating and poor battery performance seems to be a common talking point with the new MBP so I wonder how many folks out there have HP drivers installed causing mayhem with their system.

  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    Haven't noticed a problem with my HP drivers. I have an i7 and only have a printer so not the exact same situation

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