New 13" MBP battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spmiz12, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    Read alot and am still very confuse. Have a one month old mbp, built in nov 2010; however my battery is only lasting about 3 hours... Before I calibrate is that the best opinion?? What else can be going on...

    I also use it most of the time on battery power until I am forced to plug in.. I think I have actually only had 4-5 actual charging cycles.... 3-4 hours is far from 8-10 hours...
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    What do you mean by this?

    Also: I'm on one made in October and I can easily get 8 hours. But that's not always with the brightness all the way up.
     
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  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Looks like you need to update your post... That 750 isn't right! :)
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read again. And this is a MacBook Pro thread.
     
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Ha, you just edited it :)
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I was updating it before you posted.
     
  8. spmiz12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So that's it, just perform the calibration?? Outside of screen brightness, is there anything else I can check or adjust
     
  9. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    No. Just do the calibration first before you judge how well it's fairing.
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well what are you running on your Mac? Check Activity Monitor to see if the apps you're running are CPU intensive. Are you watching videos? Editing videos/photos/etc?

    Those things combined with screen brightness can severely cut down battery life.
     

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