terrible mbp battery life. help?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cthomet, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. cthomet macrumors regular

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    my dad has a mbp and he usually uses it at his desk so he leaves it plugged in all the time. i recently asked him if he had been calibrating his battery and he looked at me blankly. now his battery literally holds 20 min of life. is this normal? i mean that much loss? and i know there are forums for similar subjects, but i was just wondering what he could do since this is a pretty extreme case? just leave it unplugged as much as possible? thanks for the help.
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Today I noticed that my battery life was about 30 minutes.. (though it has been recently calibrated) I would try downloading Coconut Battery and see what it says. When I saw that mine was 22% capacity, I called Apple and they were able to replace it despite being a week out of my warranty. :)
     

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