Macbook pro 2009 battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AndrewR23, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I have been using it today for only about 2 hours for internet only and its at 55%. is this normal at all??
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  3. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    no the only things ive been doing are macrumors, apple support, yahoo, espn, google.
     
  4. Hexero macrumors regular

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    Those pages, especially espn and I'm sure yahoo too has Flash ads up. Install Click-to-flash, and see if anything gets better. With that program you can click on a flash content anytime you want it to load. I got like some hours better battery life with this program!
     
  5. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on what you're doing and brightness of screen. I typically get 4 hours in total even with ClicktoFlash enabled. But it can be much more if the screen is at 1/2 brightness. In some ways Safari is a worse culprit than programs like Word and Excel. Even animated GIFs use quite a lot of CPU.

    So what you see seems pretty normal.
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    playing a flash video cut my battery life by more than 1/2

    lets go html5
     

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