Macbook Pro battery drain after migration/restore?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dictoresno, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    My sister gave me her old Macbook Pro mid 2010 with a bad hard drive. I replaced it and now works great. I restored/migrated data from my iMac via ethernet cable and noticed the battery drains very fast on it now. My sister said apple replaced the battery under 2 years ago, so it should still be good. it drains almost 1% every minute or two. Is it possible that the restore was funky and is creating the drain? I won't bother or hurt me to start from scratch and reinstall the OS, so I will if it will fix the drain. But I would rather not go that route if its not necessary. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

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    Can you run Activity Monitor and see what is chewing up your CPU? Since this is basically a new install it's possible that Spotlight is indexing the hard drive. After it is done, CPU utilization should go down.
     
  3. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    the install was about two weeks ago so I'm sure its settled by now.

    i downloaded coconut battery to evaluate the battery and these are its stats:

    Max Charge - 6642 mAh, design capacity 6900 mAh (96.3% of design)
    Load Cycles - 337
    Battery Status - Good
    Manufacture Date - 9/25/12
    Manufacturer - SMP
    Age - 1135 days
    Activity Monitor shows 98% idle when i pause for a second while looking at it.

    So the battery appears to be working right, maybe its just me.
     

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