Crappy battery >:C

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sting05, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Sting05 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    I bought my macbook pro a few months ago and was amazed at how long the battery lasted, but that didn't last long.
    34 battery cycles and the health is down to 97%, its even worse than my old aluminum macbook,which had the crappiest battery life ever.Period.
    Does this happen to everyone? or did this just happen to me?
    Anyways very angry:mad:the advertised 7hrs is a 5hrs.

    I haz Macbook Pro Intel core i7. Fu:apple: scamming people.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yeah, **** Apple.
    Ignorance is bliss I guess.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
    Further reading:
  3. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Chill. It will fluctuate. One day i'm at 97 the next i'm at 100. It's normal. Enjoy your Mac.
  4. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Seriously? You don't even mention how long your battery lasts.

    FYI, battery health means nothing if you don't calibrate your battery regularly.
  5. Sting05 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    Tks, err nothing useless on the activity monitor. On the battery calibration thing, on my old macbook, i never did that and it worked fine. o_O
    I thought the battery health would be better on a Macbook pro but...
    Anyways, tks again
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    And calibrating is only really useful if your battery meter is slightly off.
  7. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
    Keep watching your battery levels closely, you'll see how the battery goes down fast from 100 to 95/6/7, but then stays stuck in there for a very long time. Battery life isn't linear, so you needless to say you wont have 90% in a few cycles more.

    You have barely used it, for you to get an accurate perception of how the battery is using allow it to run more cycles and then you will know if it's a bad battery, which Apple cover with the standard 1yr warranty.

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