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    MBP Retina Battery

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    MBP Retina Battery
    All of a sudden, my new (as of Feb this year) MBP retina is burning up battery power pretty quickly. Has anyone else experienced this recently? Some kind of software update doing this?
    15" MBP Retina i7 2.4 GHZ
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    How are you using your rMBP? In other words, what are you doing with it now that you didn't do before? If your computing habits haven't changed, you can always take your machine to Apple and have them check it out since it's still under warranty. An update should have no impact on battery usage.

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    MBP Retina Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    How are you using your rMBP? In other words, what are you doing with it now that you didn't do before? If your computing habits haven't changed, you can always take your machine to Apple and have them check it out since it's still under warranty. An update should have no impact on battery usage.
    Thanks. I'm going to keep an eye on it over the next few weeks and might do just that.
    15" MBP Retina i7 2.4 GHZ
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    MBP Retina Battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by akw4572 View Post
    All of a sudden, my new (as of Feb this year) MBP retina is burning up battery power pretty quickly. Has anyone else experienced this recently? Some kind of software update doing this?
    If you truly feel that your battery is draining faster...and you're not doing something different than usual like:

    - watching more videos
    - playing more music
    - playing more games
    - display or keyboard brightness is higher than usual
    - etc.

    ...which all drain more battery power.

    Then open up "Activity Monitor"...select "All Processes"...and see if there's an unusual amount of cpu % going to a process that you don't recognize. If there is...this could explain the extra battery drain.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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