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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?

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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 ?
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

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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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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!

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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