Is my battery dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matt3526, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. matt3526 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
    As the title suggests really. I have a new MBPr, bought 2 months ago. I never get anywhere near the quoted 7 hours battery life.

    I attach a screenshot from clicking on the battery below, as well as coconut battery status

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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Have you been using Chrome? Chrome is a resource hog.
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    The battery doesn't just drain (unless it has quite a major internal fault), look at your Activity Monitor, CPU tab, to see what using the highest CPU cycles and therefore causing the battery usage. Or click on the battery icon in the menubar, it will, after a short pause, tell you which apps are using significant battery.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Apple actually gives a figure of 8 hours, not 7, for your 2014 15-inch rMBPro.
    Also, notice that 8 hours is not guaranteed, nor does it say you always get 8 hours.
    In fact, the specs do not say just "8 hours", but does say "up to 8 hours

    Battery life is very dependent on your usage.
    Lots of info here:

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