Battery questions

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Drew017, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    East coast, USA
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    Hey guys! I have a few questions about my MacBook (early 2009)'s battery...

    1. Both on Apple and on the MacTracker app, my battery life is listed as 4.5 hours. My question is 4.5 hours of what? Because watching videos and surfing the web are two very different things. Both give me different times.

    Also...

    2. What else (besides keeping brightness down) can I do to give me a longer batter life? My battery (which is the same one that came with the computer) still holds 96% of charge. I got around 5 hours of doing surfing, editing and YouTubing in one day. I want to totally maximize its life.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    Location:
    East coast, USA
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    Thank you very much, that was just what I needed!
     

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