HELP! 1month old MBP with a 2hr battery life

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  1. Leonis04 macrumors newbie

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    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 1950
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 5529
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 23
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2608
    Voltage (mV): 10928

    :eek: Is my battery life normal? I used to have 7 to 5hrs of battery life when my MBP was just merely 2 weeks old. My MBP will be a month old tomorrow, and my battery life is a total fail! What should I do? :(
     
  2. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Your battery is not charged.

    You should charge your battery.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You battery is not even fully charged.
    Have you calibrated it yet?
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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    Also 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
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    Further reading:
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  4. Leonis04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok! Thanks. How about this info? :)

    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 668
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 5528
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 23
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 951
    Voltage (mV): 11294
     
  5. 482214 macrumors 6502

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    Take into an apple store and smash it on the floor

    Then say please can u fix this
     
  6. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    plug it in the charger and wait till tis fully charged, are you that inpatient?
     
  7. Leonis04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
    Yup, I did. But not on my first 2 weeks. :(
    My charging time is even longer than my battery life!
     

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  8. Leonis04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I just did, 2 hrs ago. But it got drained. And Now, I'm charging it again. Its only a month old but my battery only lasts for 2hrs.
     
  9. ABadSanta macrumors regular

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    Charge it all the way, then let it die out. If that doesn't solve it, set up a reservation with the genius bar at an apple store near you (http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/).

    If you don't live near an apple store, call Apple Technical support.
     
  10. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    You need to follow the links provided by simsaladimbamba and follow the instructions therein.

    If that doesn't work, take it in to Apple.
     
  11. simsaladimbamba, Jul 27, 2011
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  12. mdnz macrumors regular

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    You have a problem with Parallels probably, since your dock is using 100% CPU, which also explains low battery life.

    Try this (found it on the internet):

    1. Right klick on Paralells Icon / Configure
    2. Select Tab Options
    3. go to Application
    4. DeSelect "Show Windows Folder in Dock"
     
  13. Leonis04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem SOLVED! :D Thanks you guys! :) It was my Parallels that was consuming my battery life! :mad: Anyhoo, thanks for all you comments and links! Thanks everyone! Special thanks to Simsaladimbamba and Mdnz. :apple:
     
  14. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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