Question about my refurbished MacBook Pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gc15, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. gc15 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    I charged my battery up to 100% and I was just browsing online and watched a couple YouTube videos and my battery goes from 100% to like 85% in a 30 minute time frame. Is there something wrong with this Mac or will updating to mountain lion help fix this problem sice it's still on lion? I'm just a little concerned cause I don't think the battery should be that shot just after that little built of usage in such a short period of time, or maybe I'm just to used to the iPad, idk. Any recommendations?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's quite normal, as Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.

    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.

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