Problem with Battery Life on macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eazkk123, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Eazkk123 macrumors member

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    When ever I unplug the power cable, the battery only lasts 1-2hrs it seems to drain very quicky is this a problem? or is this the standard battery life? Thanks :)
     
  2. Helfeather, Sep 22, 2007
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    Helfeather macrumors member

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    Hm;

    1. Decrease brightness until you have 1 bar left.

    2. Disable Airport.

    3. Disable Bluetooth.

    4. Set battery settings to 'Better Battery Life'

    Should be able to pull off 5~5 1/2 hours if you're just word processing, less if you're doing more intensive tasks.
     
  3. Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    I heard that there is a firmware update for this problem?! It really is a joke the battery life.
     
  4. ivi7, Sep 22, 2007
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    ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    after the update there was a considerable improvement in the battery life. There are many factors which affect the battery life but if certain measures are taken like the ones stated above there should not be a drain in battery life
     
  5. Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK but i don't expect it to last a very short time! Also where can i download the firmware?
     
  6. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    also 'Command/Option/Cntrl/8' takes less juice off the screen...;)
     
  7. jczubach, Sep 22, 2007
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    jczubach macrumors 6502

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    the apple site, search 'battery update'. Also exercise the battery once in a while if you like to stay plugged in. unplug and go to bed and cycle her, she doesn't like sitting still and wants to go shopping or something every once in a while. :apple:
     
  8. Alienbrain macrumors member

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  9. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    What an odd metaphor.
     
  10. jczubach macrumors 6502

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  11. Alienbrain macrumors member

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    I agree, that is pretty hilarious.
     
  12. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    just being silly, that's all...
     

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