My MacBook Pro battery is SHOCKING!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wasimyaqoob, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, England.

    I just bought a new MacBook Pro, and it was third one due to all the problems the previous 2 had.

    Everything seems to be going fine, however after 14 charge cycles of my battery, the health of the battery is on 95% and it lasts only about 2-3 hours, if that!

    What do you think I should do?

    I've done calibrating the battery!
  2. digitalpencil macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    My battery is at 95% after 50 and still works fine.
    If you're having this much trouble then it's either coincidence or you're doing something wrong.. Battery's require a little TLC from time to time. If you treat your MBP like a desktop and always keep it plugged in (like mine) then just drain it once in a while and once it falls asleep, leave it for a good 5 hours and then charge it back up again to full. This should keep it healthy.
    You're never gonna get 6 hrs (or whatever Apple boasted the new SR MBPs would get).. you're just not. All OEMs lie about battery-life, they basically base it on; if you're really not using it, the HDs barely spinning and the LCDs on it's dimmest setting. but you should get a happy 4-5 out of it with lightish-use.

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