Thread: Battery life
07-09-2013, 12:34 PM #1
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- Jul 09, 2013
Hi everyone I just purchased my MacBook pro 15 inch yesterday and I think there is a problem with it. The battery life is draining way too fast (about 1% per 5 mins). The brightness is on 4, the lit keyboard is off, only wifi is on. I have closed all programs running in the background. I dont know what is wrong- should I go to the store to return it and get another one? Please let me know!
07-09-2013, 12:36 PM #2
07-09-2013, 01:06 PM #3
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- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
1% every 5 minutes would indicate over 8 hours up time.
Apple is only claiming "up to" 7 hours.
Would suggest you use the computer through at least 2-3 battery cycles before considering that there may be something wrong.I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
07-09-2013, 02:28 PM #4
I've done this calculation before...and forgot about doing it in this case. Like you mentioned...1% battery drain every 5 min works out to be a total runtime on a single charge of 8+ hours (assuming a steady energy demand).
Or (for the OP):
- 1 hour = 12% battery charge used
- 2 hours = 24% battery charge used
- 3 hours = 36% battery charge used
- 8 hours = 96% battery charge used
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