(Screenshot) MacBook Pro battery only lasts nearly 3 hours....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ShootingStars, May 13, 2011.

  1. ShootingStars, May 13, 2011
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    ShootingStars macrumors member

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    I have the MacBook Pro 15 i7 mid 2010 version with anti glare...
    My battery lasts not that long, is something wrong with it?

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    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    Sorry I don't know how to use crop function...

    My brightless level is 4 levels down max and I do not use any heavy applications just word/outlook/ical/etc
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Calibrate your battery to make sure your readings are accurate. Read "BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE" in the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Double-click to open the image in Preview, then select the crop tool from the toolbar.
    ScreenCap 3.png
    Draw a rectangle around the area you want and click the crop icon again. Save your changes. Also, you can upload pics directly using the [​IMG] button when composing a post. No need to use ImageShack.
    ScreenCap 4.png
    In the future, you can use Command-Shift-4 to do a selective screen capture of just the area you need.

    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts
     
  4. ShootingStars thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh ok thanks a lot :)
     
  5. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    You're using iStat Menus, right?

    Uninstall that and see how your battery life is.

    I noticed when I had iStat installed, my battery life was cut nearly in half. I just uninstalled it.
     
  6. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    You cut out the most important parts - running apps. No way to tell what might be killing the battery.

    Bluetooth is on - that's one.
     
  7. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering why you removed your dock?

    Are you running some kind of FBI apps that you don't want us to know?
     
  8. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Even though he erased his dock, the bound girl in the picture gives him away.

    /jk :)
     
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the gloves do sort of resemble something tied around her wrists.
     
  10. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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    The time is calculated based on usage and since you have youtube open (and flash is power hungry) could be the reason that time is displayed
     
  11. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    you want to see your max battery life.
    Close CMD+Q every application running and open on pdf. wait a few minutes and depending on screen brightness your battery life will be between 6-10h.
    From there you can start applications and see how that changes. Skype usually just takes quite a lot of battery life from just sitting there.
    Everything that needs a few CPU cycle obviously changes a lot.
     
  12. ShootingStars thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for helping me out with the battery! i turn bluetooth off :)

    and yes I am america's FBI agent :cool:
     

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