Battery Drain with lid closed in Mavericks DP5 / DP6 ? anyone know why?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Lcluvinlife, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Lcluvinlife, Aug 15, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013

    Lcluvinlife macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    So I have a 2013 11' Macbook Air i5 with 256gb SSD. With mountain lion I do my work, close the lid, come back a week later and I only go down a few percent. With Mavericks however, I do a little work, close the lid, come back 3 days later and my Mac is completely dead. When I plug in the charger and it boots up, its at 3% battery. Anyone know why this is? I went into Settings, Energy Saver and Power Nap is turned OFF in battery mode and OFF in Power Adapter mode. Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when display is off has no check mark. Put hard disks to sleep when possible is checked.

    Is there anything else that I should change in settings anywhere? It was amazing walking away for a week and coming back and having virtually the same amount of battery as before but now with Mavericks DP5 this is not the case.

    I did search the forums but did not find anything relevant to this exact issue but I can't imagine I'm the only one experiencing it.

    Much appreciated.

    This issue remains on DP6. I have updated and still getting battery draining. In addition today my macbook just shut off at 19% battery. Plugged in the adapter and it rebooted after about 2 minutes. Wondering if maybe the battery percentage is off too..
  2. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    My 2013 13" 128GB model is doing the same thing, sometimes overnight to 2 days later with lid closed.

    At first I thought I was losing my mind and I was just draining the battery and never connecting it.

    With one of the earlier DP (3or4?) my battery would show 20hrs full charge and last forever it seemed.

    I am going to try a clean install to DP4 then 5 later this evening and will test it out over the weekend to see if anything changes but my guess is DP5 itself is the culprit.
  3. skwood macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2013
    Tonbridge, UK
    I'm also getting this behaviour and glad to see it's not just me. Really happy with Mavericks overall (would have liked more iOS 7 look and icons maybe) but DP5 has really hit my battery life, particularly in sleep.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I'm noticing this too. The machine is waking hourly even though Power Nap is not enabled when on battery.
  5. luchid macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    Same here. 2013 MBA and console is full of wakeup messages

    This one specifically repeats the most often

    8/16/13 8:08:30.000 PM kernel[0]: AppleCamIn::systemWakeCall - messageType = 0xE0000340
  6. sponch macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
  7. doublep macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    Not seeing this problem on a 2011 11" MacBookAir. Not sure how this can help the problem's diagnosis, though...
  8. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Maybe just take 3 extra seconds and shut your computer off.
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Man, you are really asking to get flamed here along with endless posts about how shutting down your mac is so 2008.

  10. Binarymix, Aug 21, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013

    Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    Was happening on my macbook on DP4, DP5 seems to have resolved this.

    Edit: DP5 Has not resolved this.

    My console is also having wake events now which drain the battery.
  11. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    My 2013 MacBook Air 11" does the same thing. OSX 19.9 DP5 - I have given up letting it sleep. I always just power off since it only takes about 10 sec to boot anyway. Maybe DP6 will fix it.
  12. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    go to energy saver in system preferences and uncheck the wake up for network access. Problem solved
  13. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2013
    I also did this I havent really been paying attention to see if it fixed anything, still getting sleep crashes all the time
  14. sponch macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
  15. activate macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I left my mac air 2013 128 gb overnight after the dp6 update and it is certainly better than dp5. Will need more accurate testing to confirm whether the issue is resolved.
  16. rps5000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2013
    I am experiencing the same issue (2013 MBA, i7, 128GB, 8GB) and saw no improvement in DP6. The other night i closed all apps, manually put the machine to sleep, and shut the lid. Upon waking in the morning (about 7 hrs later) the battery had gone from a nearly full charge to 44%. A sleep time of 14 hrs generally drains the battery from full. If i shut the machine down, however, the battery remains charged. This leads me to believe it is a software issue, not hardware.

    The system log suggests the machine continually wakes, hibernates, and wakes again but i am having a hard time figuring out what device or program is causing it.
  17. Lcluvinlife thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    Same thing here still. Even with DP6
  18. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Normal here. Post your bug report number and others can just reference yours. I searched the developer forum and could not find anything using "Battery drain while sleeping".
  19. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I went through and toggled all the Energy saver settings related to Power Nap and wake for network access and it seems to have been resolved on my 2012 Air.
  20. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    I am having the same issue with DP6 on 2013 11" MBA, base model. Only had it for 3 days and never used ML on it, but it drained to 0 from full overnight (7 hours) and around half when in my backpack for a few hours.
  21. ironman159 macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2008
    Costa Rica
    Having the same problem. MacBook Pro 13" Late '11. DP6. By now we should know this is a widespread problem. I almost consider this bug a "showstopper". Probably fixed down the line in some DP, and definitely fixed by GM time.
  22. rps5000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2013
    This problem persists for me in DP7. Anyone having this problem find any resolution? I still believe this is a purely software battery holds charge fine if i shutdown.
  23. bsudbury macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Same Problem on Release Version OS X 10.9 (13A603)

    I have a Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro and am suffering the same problems after upgrading to the release version of Mavericks OS X 10.9 (13A603).

    Did anyone ever file a bug report for this?
  24. Hans Kohlmeyer macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    MBA 2013 drains battery/wakes from sleep every minute on Mavericks

    I have the same issue. My MBA 2013 (i7, 8GB) drains battery during sleep after the Mavericks upgrade. Makes sleep not usable.
    At night I sleep it with 100% battery and unplug the power. In the morning (10 hours later) the MBA has <5% battery left.
    I also did another clean install with no avail.
    Every minute the following cycle repeats (output from pmset -g log). It starts exactly 3 hours after I placed the machine to sleep.
    1-N-13, 3:37:56 GMT+2 Sleep Maintenance Sleep: Using BATT (Charge:92%) ...
    1-N-13, 3:37:57 GMT+2 SlowResponse PMConnection: Response from ...
    1-N-13, 3:38:06 GMT+2 SlowResponse PMConnection: Response from mDNSResponder ...
    1-N-13, 3:38:06 GMT+2 WakeRequests Clients requested wake events: None
    1-N-13, 3:38:31 GMT+2 Assertions PID 16(powerd) Created InternalPreventSleep "PM configd - Wait for Device enumeration" 00:00:00 id:0xe00001343
    1-N-13, 3:38:31 GMT+2 DarkWake DarkWake [CDN] : Using BATT (Charge:92%) 1-N-13, 3:38:31 GMT+2 HibernateStats hibmode=3 standbydelay=10800
    1-N-13, 3:38:31 GMT+2 SlowResponse Kernel: Response from powerd is slow ...
    1-N-13, 3:39:16 GMT+2 Assertions PID 16(powerd) Released InternalPreventSleep "PM configd - Wait for Device enumeration" 00:00:45 id:0xe00001343
    1-N-13, 3:39:16 GMT+2 Sleep Maintenance Sleep: Using BATT (Charge:92%) ...
  25. hkdobrev macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2013
    This setting is in the "Power Adapter" tab in "Energy Saver". So it should not be applicable. If it does solve the problem perhaps the issue is because the Macbook thinks the power adapter is connected when it isn't.

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