battery(?) problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by terrrrrible, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. terrrrrible macrumors regular

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    I've been having a problem with my macbook, although I'm not sure if it's the battery, or the laptop itself. I'd been starting to get low battery performance, 2-3 hours on a full charge, a little more if I turn the brightness down pretty much all the way. I recently went out and brought a brand new battery, fully charged it, and I'm still only getting around 3 hours of battery life on a full charge. I'm wondering if I should just take the laptop to a Mac store and have them look at it, or is there something else I can do to fix the "problem".
     
  2. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    try recalibrating the batter and see if that helps.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you're having the same issue with 2 separate batteries, it might be your Mac, but it's hard to say. FWIW, I'd recoomend seeing what CoconutBattery has to say, and otherwise, yes, if you have an Apple Store handy you might just wan to take it in and see what they have to say. You can also check out Apple's info on laptop battery care. Here is a link I happen to have handy, although it won't specifically address your issue, just good info to keep in mind in general... ;)
     
  4. terrrrrible thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did that with my first battery, saw no improvement. I shouldn't have to recalibrate a brand new battery thats only gone through one cycle, should I?

    Right now it's saying I have 4 hours, but sometimes it'll drop to around 3 and a half, and then go back up.
     

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