MBP battery issue, maybe.......

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Risapiker, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Risapiker macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Kansas City
    I have to preface this post with the following statement:
    I just took delivery of my long awaited new MBP on Wednesday.
    I am replacing a previous gen (before the track pad) that I dropped in January.
    It fell 6ft to the hardwood floor, and landed on the left front side right where the HD is. It managed to hang in there till July. I think that in and of itself is pretty amazing!

    I LOVE this MBP, I mean ADORE it. However, I am having some significant battery issues. My friend, also is reporting the same battery times. We share a few things in common, and I am wondering if the issue may lay there, as opposed to the machine itself, or the battery.

    Both of us restored from time capsule, and the restore was from a Blackbook. (I had to use something while I waited) We run the same apps for work, etc.

    So right out of the box, charged, got about 2.5 hours. I then checked my settings, dimmed the brightness, turned off bluetooth, and charged overnight. I turned it on today and immediately checked my estimated usage, it said approx 3:45 min. I used it very lightly, web browsing, email, and iChat. I got about 2 hours.

    I drained again, and am letting it charge, to see if a few cycles will solve it.
    Again, I am not convinced it it the machine, or battery. I am looking for insight, to see if anybody might know what could be going on. It may seem a little out there, but I wonder if it is coming from my time machine back up, and bringing over settings from a Blackbook. Since my friend is having the same issue.

    I searched the board last night, and did not really see anything, that looked like my battery issue.

    This is CTO, I so don't want to return, and wait for a replacement. I know I am missing something.
    Any ideas from anybody?

    MBP unibody 15in 2.53 320gb, 7200 RPM
  2. consumedsoul macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    Seems universal, most users and reviews are indicating worse battery life unfortunately. :( The charger will go with me wherever I go sadly.

    Best case scenario, Apple releases a higher-capacity battery down the road and replaces all the initial purchasers at no cost. :) Yeah right...

  3. eddyhttp macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    I have the same configuration as you. I am so dissapointed with the battery life and my bent lid cover. I keep my settings at only 3 clicks of light and everything off except the wifi. the battery charge falls 1% like every 2 mins. way too fast.

    I guess I won't be able to take this computer to class.

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