How to Conserve Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Helfeather, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Helfeather macrumors member

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    I have to use my Macbook Pro during 2 back to back lectures -_-

    I've heard of these:

    1) Turn down the LCD light
    2) Switch battery icon to better life
    3) Turn off Airport
    4) Turn off Bluetooth
    5) Turn off DVD (How do you do this exactly?)

    Can anyone add more?
     
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  3. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Not much more...

    That's really about all U can do...

    Obviously, the Best Option (if you "have to use it" as stated) is Get another Battery as well... when Charged they stay quite well for a few weeks as I have found; then if U need it, U got a way to "stay alive!!"... Put to sleep and Change it out...
     
  4. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

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    I guess there isn't any place in the lecture hall(s) with an outlet nearby?
     
  5. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    Seating is quite often at a premium and you can't just take a seat by an outlet, you gotta just settle for a seat anywhere where the only requirement is it isn't occupied. I've seen people plug in their laptops in class, but not if you're stuck in the middle of the room.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    in energy saver, turn on "spin down HDD's" or something..

    close unneeded programs to save ram

    delete space on your harddrive

    turn off screensaver
     
  7. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    command/option/ctrl/8 adds about 1/2 hr on mine.
     
  8. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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