2014 rMBP Battery problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rosslombardo, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. rosslombardo macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    so i bought the 2014 rMBP 13" and am having issues regarding battery life in safari. on a full charge, it is giving me about 3 hours battery. I uninstalled silverlight and flash, too disabling any extensions and push notifications.

    It says that safari is using significant power. Spotlight is not indexing nor do i have the screen to anything more than 75% brightness and the keyboard backlight is turned off. Bluetooth is disabled. I'm honestly stumped.

    I have done a a PRAM reset and no luck. Ive been a mac user for 5 years, so I'm not a newbie at any of this. Any help would be greatly appreciated to get joy running perfectly. It is a day old so I'm quite confused !

    Warmest of Regards
    Ross
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're only getting 3 hours, using Safari, something isn't right. I'd take it back and get it replaced.
     
  3. EnVyCaLiBeR macrumors member

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    Agreed. Mine lasts for hours just off that usage.
     
  4. rosslombardo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So in the last hour or so, i have reinstalled OSX without wiping the SSD. I will report back on how it is going soon.
     
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    If your results aren't significantly better, exchange it. You paid good money and want it to be perfect.
     
  6. rosslombardo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm within the 14 day return policy so i will just refund it then repurchase it with the refunded money so i don't have to deal with the applecare hassles and not having my mac for uni. I have 3 Apple stores within a 20 minute travel period so thats not too much to worry about.
     
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