MBP 15" 2011: Battery doesn't last long. Diagnostic?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erkanasu, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    The battery life on my 2011 15" MBP is significantly shorter than my old 13" MBP 2009.

    If I do a Skype video conference I get <1hr. For normal computer uses I get what seems like 4-5hours. Is there a diagnostic I can run that will be useful If I take it in to the genius bar to show them?
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    No problem with that, you might extend your battery a little bit by calibrating it
    I believe skype loads up the dedicated GPU which would shorten battery life by a lot. If you want to stop this download GFXCardStatus
  3. MacStar21 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2011
    Next to my mac 24/7
    That sounds fairly normal for a macbook pro, personally my white iMac has a good battery it lasts aslong as the lights are on

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