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I had my Mac for 4 months now, really happy with it.

The only thing I'm concerned about is the Magic track Pad battery usage. Mine will eat a fully (re)charged, new battery in 4 days, maybe less.

This seems a lot for such a device. Can someone please post a comparison so I know whether I have a problem or not.

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(I suppose it does get some hammer, I rarely use the mouse.)
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I have the Apple batteries and charger, and I have had mine in since Christmas and have not charged them yet. Granted, my usage is probably much less than most but 4 days seems ridiculous. My Magic mouse that I use every day gets well over a month of use on a charge.

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I too bought the apple charger and batteries. (Just as well I did!)

OK, thanks for that, I'll start asking questions.
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Have the batteries that came with mine, and have had it in use since Christmas. 55% power left, so that sure seems excessive.

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Two things to think about?
Does your Apple Computer go to sleep - this should put your Magic Track Pad to sleep, although it will still consume a small amount.
Second do you know how to "shut off" your Magic Track Pad? Push and hold the "On Button" for more than 5 seconds until the green light goes off. This really does save your battery.
I have also bought the Apple Charger and Batteries and can get 2 to 3 months out of a full charge and I use my computer 4 to 8 hours a day. I shut my computer off at night and I also shut off my Apple BT Keyboard and Magic Track Pad.

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Just to let you know, I've spoken to Apple support and they're going to replace the unit. The two tech guys I spoke to had never seen the problem before.

Thanks for the above input, very helpful.

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Just to close this thread out.

Got my replacement track pad - battery usage has dropped noticeably - only used 4% in 4 days.
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Good to know, at least for future reference we know that others have had issues. Thanks for posting back.

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