Macbook Battery life

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  1. bobbyroller macrumors member

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    I was wondering if the battery life is good on my macbook [​IMG]
     
  2. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

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    Where do you find that little widgety thingie?
    (Or is it just that? a widget?) :eek:
     
  3. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    There are soooooo many variables.. What are you doing? Ripping DVDs? Playing music? computer sitting at idle??
    No one can tell you anything without knowing what your doing at the time..
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Its a widget called iStat
     
  5. bobbyroller thread starter macrumors member

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    its called istat pro
     
  6. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    You have almost 3 hours remaining with less than 30% charge? I don't get much more than about 3 hours total.
     
  7. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

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    Many Thanks! I'm def going to grab that one up! :)

    with a full charge and only firefox and adium opened up.
    the keyboard backlight off
    and my screen brightness level of only 1 bar (however you'd wanna phrase that); I just unplugged it from a full charge here and its showing "6:11" of time remaining.

    I'll have to install that widget and see what he says!
     

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  8. bobbyroller thread starter macrumors member

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    I had mail, safari, Itunes, and vmware all running
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    No. It appears his MagSafe is plugged in, so 2:52 is the time remaining to charge the battery.
     
  10. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Like the poster above said, you have your magsafe plugged in so we can't tell you anything about your battery..
    Unless you're just asking about the 98% health... how long does your battery last? Unless it's drastically lower than a normal one, I wouldn't worry about it. Also, try calibrating your battery... usually that will fix the health, unless of course, the battery is just old or going bad.
     
  11. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    OK, I misread that. Thanks.
     

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