MBP Mid 2010 Battery life

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  1. Montymitch, Feb 16, 2014
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    Montymitch

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    Mid 2010 MBP 15." What are you guys and gals getting? If I'm lucky I'll make it 3 hrs, and that seems pretty weak.
    I typically have Safari with 10 tabs, Chrome with 10 tabs, and Word or Pages open. I'm running Mavericks with an SSD and 8gb ram.
    Post up your numbers and let me know if my 3 hrs is normal!
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Check and see if your dgpu is running. Chrome activates the dgpu. That is why you are getting worse battery life. I'd recommend switching to Firefox or safari.
     
  3. Montymitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    I keep forgetting about that. I have it switched to always on in sys prefs. I seem to get weird graphics glitches when it's set to auto. I'll get things like artifacting where drop shadows around windows should be.
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I have the same computer, and that never happens to me. Maybe a driver issue or a hardware issue. If you still have applecare, get them to look at it.
     
  5. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Old batteries are expected to be weak. My 2010 is at over 400 charges and barely makes it past an hour. Or at least, it didnt until I swapped out the drive for SSD.

    Get a battery health app and see what youre dealing with. There are options to improve things but ultimately youll have to spend $100+ to get back what you had.
     
  6. KnickFan macrumors newbie

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    My Cycle Count is at 1092 on my mid 2010 13" and it is giving me the "replace soon" warning.
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    2010 mbp 15"

    650 cycles and still at about 85%
     

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