Brand new mbp late 2k8 use time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frankiechan1, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. frankiechan1 macrumors member

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    hi im wondering how long will a brand new mbp late 2k8 battery will last? i have one right now but i had no idea 'bout calibrating it n all till after using it for 6 months n now my mbp onli lasts for 2ish hrs..... i wish it lasts for at least 3 hrs so i can get by my lectures in uni this sept.... o also i have the brightness to the lowest and bluetooth off.... what else can i do the minimize the battery usage?
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    I have one also and I'm experiencing bad battery performance issues, I will make a Genius Bar appointment to deal with this, I believe is a defective battery.
    I had calibrated the battery several times without success.
    My battery lasts 2~3hours maximum. It should be for 5 hours?

    I assume :apple: is aware of this and could be the reason why the new ones have the sealed batteries on.

    Anyone else having this battery poor performance issue?:mad:

    here are the instructions for the calibration:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/9036.html
     
  3. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    The "official" numbers are typically quite inflated. Depending on what you're doing, 2-3 hours is reasonable. It also depends on the cycle count of your battery...do you let it drain often? If so, the use can/will wear it out eventually.
     

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