Is my battery normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jenbee, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. jenbee macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    San Diego, Ca
    I got my macbook four days ago and the battery seems to be dieing pretty fast. I have three other friends who have the white macbook and said that their laptops die pretty fast too, but I just want to make sure. :)

    It went down 50% in two hours. . .bluetooth off, airport on. the screen was super dim-i use the one right after it turns black. i also had safari and itunes on. it normal to go down that quickly?

    coconut battery:
    current battery capacity: 4200 mAh
    original battery capacity: 4100
    battery load cycles: 6
    health: 100%

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh):4177
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh):4220
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 6
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 216
    Voltage (mV): 12581

    my bad. . . this was a long entry. -_-
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
  3. jenbee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    San Diego, Ca
    oh, yeah. i calibrated it the first time i got it.
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    It all depends on the type of pages you were browsing in Safari. If it was anything somewhat intensive (youtube, graphics, games, pics) then the battery goes down significantly.
    If not, you might have a small problem. You could calibrate it once again just to make sure, and then keep an eye on it to see how it progresses. You can always try taking it back if you're really not satisfied and try a different one.
  5. pellets007 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2009
    New York
    No, there's nothing wrong. You're complaining about four hours of battery life with two somewhat intensive apps open?:eek:
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    As I said elsewhere, I don't know why everything Apple has to be special to some people and claim ~6 hour runtimes. Heck, I can't quite even get 6 hours on the 17-inch MBP in typical, power-saving use.

    With the slightly undersized battery for the class of notebook, any claims much over 4 hours with wifi on with minimum display brightness is complete testicles for actual, real-life portable use.
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Down to 50% whilst playing music sounds fine to me.
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Based on System Profiler, your battery seems to be fine and you battery per charge is based on what you're doing on your MacBook. It isn't surprising that the more applications you're running in the background, the shorter the battery life.
  9. jenbee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    San Diego, Ca
    okay, yay! i feel a whooooooooooole lot better. haha, thanks everyone! :)
  10. nayr macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Yeah, once again like others have stated your running two "larger" basic applications more or less especial if you have a handful of tabs going in Safari etc.

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