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MacBook Pro - Conserving Battery Life


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Does anyone know of any programs I can use to disable the express card slot? I'm not sure if this really helps, but I have tried removing the devices from my network configuration in system preferences. If there is a better way to shut off devices when I'm not using them, all advice is welcome.

I shut off bluetooth and airport when I'm not using them. I find it helps a bit.
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i dont think that the slot gets used unless u insert something in it. otherwise it'll stay off.

true turning off ur wifi and bt helps a bit, its also helpful if u dim ur screen as much as u can

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i dont think that the slot gets used unless u insert something in it. otherwise it'll stay off.

true turning off ur wifi and bt helps a bit, its also helpful if u dim ur screen as much as u can
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The ExpressCard slot just connects via PCIe/USB (Not sure which, or if it's even both) to the logic board, so like the other I/O ports it won't draw power unless there's something in it.

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I've noticed the screen brightness is a big factor, so as comthre3 said..dim the screen. The backlit keyboard also probably sucks away life. I never use my backlit keyboard anyways.
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