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    Please Help!
    Hello, My Macbook Pro is having serious issues. It is late 2011, runs Lion, 13" 2.8 ghz, and when I run Google Chrome, I get a measly 2 hours of battery life out of it.


    Thoughts?

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    What else do you have open? Are you running a lot of extensions on google chrome? another possibility is are you watching Netflix or some other movie client server?

    and i also have the llate 2011 so, if you watch a lot of flash video your battery life isn't great.

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    Some people have noticed a major battery decrease with Lion. But 2 hours on a brand new MacBook is not normal at all. Bring it into your nearest Apple store, they should fix it right up for you.
    -Evan

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    See, the really weird problem is the following. First, I don't have any extensions running on Chrome, and I have no other applications open. I am simply on Google Docs or maybe Gmail. Also, I brought the laptop into the Apple Store this morning, and they said it was perfectly fine and was holding a charge normally.

    D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by macschmidt View Post
    See, the really weird problem is the following. First, I don't have any extensions running on Chrome, and I have no other applications open. I am simply on Google Docs or maybe Gmail. Also, I brought the laptop into the Apple Store this morning, and they said it was perfectly fine and was holding a charge normally.

    D:
    That's very strange. 2 hours of battery life is abysmal. They should have ran a full test to see how long it took for the battery to run out into sleep mode.

    Almost makes me wonder if this whole Lion - Battery Life issue is more prominent that I originally thought.
    -Evan

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    The first thing to do is work out what's causing the drain.
    From the first post I'd suggest the Chrome is at fault.

    But to be sure. Fully quit Chrome. With a fully charged battery go about your normal business but use Safari instead of Chrome. Don't even start Chrome.
    Do you have the same battery issues?

    Oh.... Welcome to the forums btw.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Thanks for all the help you guys.

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