Lion Battery Drain Issue Solved

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by oneofthesedaves, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. oneofthesedaves macrumors regular

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    My MacBook Pro went from around 7 hours of battery life to about 2 hours upon installing Lion. I tried everything that you can think of to correct the issue including reformatting the HD and doing a clean install of Lion. Apple engineers couldn't figure it out either. Apple even gave me a new battery, and the issue still persisted. In the end, it turns out that Carbonite's software that supposedly updated to run on Lion was using about 75-80% of my CPU. It was draining my battery. I deleted the Carbonite app and my battery life is back. I know that others have been having issues similar. Hope this helps.

    It was a pain trying to trace it down, but I got a free battery for my MBP out of it.
     
  2. makeyourmovenow macrumors newbie

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    battery issue

    hi there how did you find out it was carbonate, i don't have this app. are u saying that some apps are causing the drain. do u know how i can find out?
     
  3. oneofthesedaves thread starter macrumors regular

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    Go into Utilities and open the Activity Monitor. Look for processes that are taking up large percentages of your CPU. The one causing my issues was labeled Carbonite Daemon.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I wonder if Carbonite is having some issues with Lion's version feature?
     
  5. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I'm at 49% battery with 1:56 left to live. I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15" with the integrated graphics on. About 45% brightness. Safari, Mail, iChat, iTunes, word and preview are on. Excessive battery drain or normal? My CPU seems normal. 97% idle.
     
  6. PrashP macrumors newbie

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    Downloaded carbonite....TO THE APPLE STORE BATMAN!!! :apple::D
     

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