Replaced battery but still have poor battery life

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  1. hiloboydiver macrumors newbie

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    What could cause poor battery life besides the battery?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What year MBP, what size, what version of OS X are you running? What is your typical usage scenario and what do you consider to be poor battery life?

    Without this very basic info, nobody can help you.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The way you use the computer, the applications you're running, there are many reasons.

    As another poster already pointed out, we need more information.
     
  4. hiloboydiver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the lack of information. I am using a 15 inch MBP early 2011, OS X 10.8.5. I used to get about 4 hours of battery life when just on the internet. After a couple of years, it dropped to about 1 hour. I switched the battery to a Greenbox Innovations battery. On this battery, I am only getting about 1 hour when on the internet only. When using "system information" on the original battery, it said "replace now". On this new battery, it says condition is "normal". I can return the battery but I am wondering if it is something wrong with the computer.

    Thanks!
     
  5. hiloboydiver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks alexrat1996 but before buying another battery, I wanted to make know if it could be something other than the battery.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Most likely a poor battery. Check your energy usage in Activity Monitor for any rogue apps using excess energy.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What browser are you using? Chrome is a well known energy guzzler.
     
  8. robvas macrumors 68020

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  9. hiloboydiver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies. I did check the activity monitor and nothing was excessive. I use Chrome but I was using Chrome with my original battery and had about 4 hours battery life when the MBP was new. I guess it is the battery and will try another aftermarket battery other than Greenbox. Anker does not seem to make a battery for my model MBP.
     
  10. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Try a NewerTech from OWC if you can't find a 100% genuine Apple OEM battery
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Stop using Chrome and use something else...
     

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