battery problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by annay49, May 11, 2010.

  1. annay49 macrumors member

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    So when the new MBP's came out I decided to buy one. I calibrated the battery and had about 6-7 hours showing when I worked. I saw major wear and tare issues in my power adapter and got a replacement however.

    After receiving my new adapter (sealed- though they did not have any box'ed replacements) - I said that was okay. I plugged it in and charged my laptop and my power meter is only showing 2 hours battery running only safari and audium on the lowest brightness setting. I've tried recalibrating the battery twice and I still get the same result?

    What am I doing wrong? Or did I get a defective charger? Or is it something about my laptop?

    And yay, this is my first post here!

    Thanks for the help guys
     
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  3. annay49 thread starter macrumors member

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    I found it!

    Thanks, I took a look and it seems like my battery health is at 96%, is that normal for a month old computer? It does not seem like it.

    Also, I found what was killing my cpu, some dashboard widget I decided to try- I think it was using flash, and when I deleted it... well I guess I didn't. My battery seems back up again to past 5 hours.
     
  4. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    96% is normal, and you will see it fluctuate from time to time. Mine was at 99% brand new, went down to about 95% after 10 charge cycles, and is currently at 97 % with 24 cycles. This is all based on Coconut Battery and may not be entirely accurate.
     
  5. annay49 thread starter macrumors member

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    sounds good then, nothing to run to the apple store over then. They must already hate me as it is.
     

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