Is my battery still good?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by celticpride678, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

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    Is my battery still good?
     

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Yes. Your battery is in excellent condition. Are you having any problems?
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    It has been dying pretty quickly lately...so just wanted to make sure everything was alright.
     
  4. dlo604 macrumors member

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    What's your settings on your Mac?
     
  5. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    What do you mean: "Settings"?
     
  6. dlo604 macrumors member

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    Brightness etc etc
     
  7. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    Oh...sorry.

    Brightness= one tick less than full
    Wi-Fi= ON
    Blutooth= ON

    Anything else needed?
     
  8. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    I have the new 13 macbook pro (with new battery) and I get 6 hrs out of mine if i surf the net and then watch a movie (video 2:30 hrs and internet around 3 hrs)

    Thats with brightness on the 3rd notch and my backlit keyboard off

    But if I rip a DVD using handbrake I only get 1 1/2 hrs!!!! with the brightness on 6th notch and the keyboard off.
     
  9. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    What program is that that tells you all those stats?
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Coconut Battery.

    Quantify "pretty quickly" ? 15 minutes? 1 hour?

    What else are you running while on battery? Intensive programs require more power and will drain the battery faster.
     
  11. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's because a) optical drives draw a lot of power, and b) while ripping your computer's processor is running at 100%.
     
  12. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    It seems as though the battery is good once again. It started working well out of no were. I am calibrating it as I type this though, just to make sure.:)
     

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