I think my Unibody Macbook's battery is bad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ndassassin, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. ndassassin macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009
    Hi guys, I've had my Unibody Macbook 13" since February 2009 and the health says 97%. However, my battery sure doesn't last as long as it did when I first got it. If I am just watching about 40 minutes of a tv show in divx format the battery goes down to around 55% from 100%. To me it seems it should last much longer than that. If I stream my slingbox through Slingplayer for about an hour over wifi it goes down to below 15%. Does it sound like my battery is bad? If so, what is the best route to go to get a new one? I am not close to an Apple store so I really can't walk in to one. I would prefer to not have to send in my entire Macbook since it is my main computer.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Download and install Coconutbattery and post the results.
  3. ndassassin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009
    I will try that as soon as I get home from work. Thanks!
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Have you calibrated your battery recently? It could be that you're not getting an accurate reading on the percent remaining.

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