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    Battery life after a year PLEASE HELP
    Hi I have a white unibody macbook 2011 and the battery is lasting 1 to 1.5hours on full charge heres the charge count:


    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 812
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5096
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 325
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 2702
    Voltage (mV): 11728

    any advice? thanks

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    i just called apple regarding this and they seem to think its a software issue i looked into activity monitor and adobe programme was taking up 85% cpu usage i guess thats the problem ?

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    That'll do it. Which process was it? Not Flash per-chance?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chutney26 View Post
    i just called apple regarding this and they seem to think its a software issue i looked into activity monitor and adobe programme was taking up 85% cpu usage i guess thats the problem ?
    Definitely agree with "Mr. Plow"...high cpu usage will certainly "eat up" battery power quickly.

    You need to determine what is using up all that cpu power...and ether:

    - quit the program
    - quit the process
    - plug the computer in
    - understand that if this process must remain running...and you're on battery power...then you will just have less runtime

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    yes it was adobe flash and I stopped the program and i tested it today and managed to get 5 hours play out of it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chutney26 View Post
    yes it was adobe flash and I stopped the program and i tested it today and managed to get 5 hours play out of it!!!!
    Awesome...great job!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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