Battery dying fast on umbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IxWiNdxI, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. IxWiNdxI macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 17" unibody macbook pro 2 weeks ago and now it has 3 battery cycles and health is at 98%. My battery doesn't seem to last as long as Apple said it would. I'm only using it on half brightness, wifi on, bluetooth off, 9600M from when I opened my laptop 30 minutes ago I had 59% and now I have 41%
    All I've done in the 30 minutes is browser a little on the web and about 10 minutes of photoshop work.

    Question: is my battery health suppose to go down to 98% after only 3 cycles?
    and why is my battery dying so fast?
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    well as soon as you turn on the 9600 graphics card its going to eat away at your battery fast. as for the 98% after 3 cycles that does seem kind of odd. see if it stays there for a while tho. it could still be at 98% after 100 cycles. also try calibrating your battery.
     

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