Brand new MacBook Pro battery issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kterzino, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. kterzino macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I just got this 13-inch MacBook Pro on Friday. Everything I've read absolutely raves about the battery life. However, I only get about 2 hours per charge; I got waaaaay longer on my year-old MacBook I just sold. I have Firefox and Pages running, but nothing else. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. kterzino thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. thehacker123 macrumors newbie

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    Calibrate the battery, call apple... probably take it back
     
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    if it's brand new then you should cash in on that warranty of yours.

    just call apple.
     
  5. kterzino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I calibrated the battery, and still no more than 2 hours of battery life [just checking email, working on a paper in MS Word]. Brightness on medium. No music playing, no wireless internet, no bluetooth on.

    I talked to a guy at AppleCare and he said that was "typical". WTF? I just sold a MacBook whose battery consistently lasted 3 hours.
     
  6. Hannify macrumors member

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    download coconut battery here: http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

    And see what it reports for max capacity, cycle count, and health.
     

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