Something is definitely off with my battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fel10, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. case2001 macrumors 6502

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  2. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

    fel10

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    I got this computer 5 days ago, is that already necessary?
     
  3. cebseb macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily. Was it a return?
     
  4. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, it is brand new. Got it at Best Buy Sunday. I also have an uneven screen temperature which makes reading things with white background a bit annoying. I think I'm going to go back and exchange it tomorrow.
     
  5. cebseb macrumors regular

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    Wow. Sounds like you got a dud. That's definitely something I would do an exchange for.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    What battery app is that? Could be its algorithms are off?? (doesn't look like the display I get on Mavericks).

    As the machine is new is Spotlight running? You should check what cpu usage is on the activity monitor, if an app is using cpu, its using energy and that will help you tell if the battery drain is "real" or not.
     
  7. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    That's iStat Menus 5.
     
  8. simonsi, Aug 28, 2014
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    simonsi macrumors 601

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    I wonder if it does its own "remaining" calc or just takes OSX's??

    Edit - I just installed and iStat, Battery Guard and Mavericks all agree on the remaining figure on my MBP
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Try calibrating the battery, failing that then take it back.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with battery/power/charging issues, so resetting it will not help. Only SMC affects such issues.
    The battery apps pull information from OS X.
     
  11. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Didn't know that. Thanks.
     

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