Battery not working well 17 unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by precator, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. precator macrumors member

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    My battery only lasts about 2.5 hours every time. I only have 7 cycles. Anyone else experiencing bad battery life?
     
  2. 5280m macrumors member

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    i dont have a 17 inch unibody, but i had a similar problem with my 13" unibody. Take it to an apple store and they should take care of you.
     
  3. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    it depends on what your running, if you have bluetooth on, backlight on 100% brightness, and like 5 intensive applications then maybe its normal, if you have backlight like 50% and your only running safari for example, then no, somethings wrong
     
  4. precator thread starter macrumors member

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    just safari and parallels and in parallels just some development stuff but everything is light, nothing intensive..
     
  5. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    parallels is most likely your problem. try running the comp without parallels and i bet your battery life nearly doubles...

    let us know.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Your problems:
    Virtual machine
    Browsers with flash content
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Yeah, Parallels should not eat up that much battery. I mean, 2.5 hours is what you get on a MacBook running stuff like that. With that new behemoth of a battery, you should be getting closer to 4 or 5 at least.
    Take it back and get a replacement..
     
  8. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    I would be tempted to point the finger at Parallels also, but there is another post on here with someone who gets about 5 hours while running VMWare, plus Photoshop and and whole mess of other programs.

    I would take it back and see about getting the battery replaced.
     
  9. precator thread starter macrumors member

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    is this normal for my 17?

    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12673
     

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