Is my battery borked?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lemitch, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. lemitch macrumors newbie

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    Brand new aluminum macbook
    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz


    it says it was fully charged but once i pull the adapter it only says i have 2hrs of juice left.

    Don't have much in the way of things going. a couple safari windows, and word. brightness is 3 down from fully bright

    I did just calibrate the battery based off of apples instructions.

    bettery info:
    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-396d-3d0c
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 002a
    Hardware Revision: 0005
    Cell Revision: 0100
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4038
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4089
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 63
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2047
    Voltage (mV): 12269
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Download coconutBattery and see what it says.
     
  3. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    #3
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4038
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4089
    Amperage (mA): -2047

    If you look at your consumption, 2047mA you will see that about 2 hours is correct for the current battery capacity.
    What may not be correct is that your MacBook consume so much for your tasks.

    Check with activity monitor your CPU usage. How much does it report? Are you using anything that is powered by USB?
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I have a 17" MBP and I only see 1800ma battery drain; yours is definitely high for a 13" screen. As misterredman suggested, you must have the processor(s) ramped up and/or something else draining a lot of power.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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